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Re: [perl #10030] DESTROY not called on code reference objects

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Dave Mitchell
August 18, 2003 13:33
Re: [perl #10030] DESTROY not called on code reference objects
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On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 05:45:29PM +0100, Simon Cozens wrote:
> My initial reaction is that calling a destructor on a sub that happens
> to be a closure and not on one that doesn't is not just an unexpected
> special case, but it's surely a bug. Why (and I ask this honestly, not
> rhetorically) is it supposed to be so hard to fix?

Assuming that we wish to keep the optimisation of sharing non-closure anon
CVs, then the problem is that by the time you try to bless the coderef,
its already pointing to the shared CV, and you're buggered. By then, you
don't really have the option of unsharing it. At least I can't think of
a clean way.

A walk of a thousand miles begins with a single step...
then continues for another 1,999,999 or so.

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