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Re: [perl #8860] [not RESOLVED] .pmc extension not documented in require

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Nick Ing-Simmons
May 12, 2003 00:44
Re: [perl #8860] [not RESOLVED] .pmc extension not documented in require
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Rafael Garcia-Suarez <> writes:
>Slaven Rezic wrote:
>> Nick Ing-Simmons <> writes:
>> > 
>> > IIRC we decided that .pmc logic was going to be deprecated or deleted.
>> Or maybe better to hide the logic behind #ifdef's.
>I'd like to hide it behind a "#ifndef PERL_USE_PMC_FILES".

So long as the name of the define and the sense of the #ifn?def 
make sense.

>So the functionality is here unless we want to build a perl tailored
>for compilation speed (CGI applications come to mind.)

For various devious reasons related to selecting versions of modules
I often have lots of things in @INC - the extra (futile) attempts to 
open .pmc slows things down even more.

>Or do we really want to kill .pmc files ? That somehow implies
>some lack of support for B::Bytecode. (not untrue.)

Until bytecode loads faster than or is smaller than the .pm file I fail to 
see the point in it. It does not even hide much now that Deparse is so good.

Nick Ing-Simmons

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