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Jarkko Hietaniemi
May 15, 2003 12:57
Re: Last Call For (Least) Favourite Issues For 5.8.1
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On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 05:14:34PM +0100, Alan Burlison wrote:
> Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> >Alan found problems in the symbol scanning, I know VMS is unhappy,
> >we still have some problems in BSD smokes, Arthur still wants some
> >ithreads things in, Net::Ping is failing some tests in Win32, and
> >NI-S needs to fix an ugly Win32 vs perlio issue (bug #21743), but
> >nevertheless I think it's the time to start thinking about RC1.
> I can come up with a fix for Solaris, but all that sedding of the nm output 
> in Configure looks distinctly fragile.  My intention would be to stop the 
> removal of the leading '_'s from symbols, but I'm not at all clear if this 
> should be done for all the sed pattern variants around line 7225 of 
> Configure, or just the one that Solaris uses.

I'm worried at exposing symbols in platforms other than Solaris,
at least for maint, at least now.

> -- 
> Alan Burlison
> --

Jarkko Hietaniemi <> "There is this special
biologist word we use for 'stable'.  It is 'dead'." -- Jack Cohen

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