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Alan Burlison
November 3, 2003 13:19
Re: 5.8.2 and 5.8.n binary compatibility
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Nicholas Clark wrote:

>>I think it needs to be clearly documented in 5.8.2 somewhere that we will 
>>at some point break binary compatibility, so people can prepare for it.
> 5.10.0
> :-)
> [I think that answers the 5.8.n question - 5.8.n for all n > 1]

Sounds good - thanks.

>>Also, I don't actually care about 5.8.0/5.8.1 binary compatibility, as we 
>>didn't ship either version.  I'd therefore like to permenantly enable the 
>>new behaviour so that I don't have to take a potential prrformance hit, and 
>>so I don't have to break binary compatibility in the future.  Is there 
>>going to be a Configure flag to allow me to do this?
> There isn't one currently, and I can't see one going in before release.
> Given that the cut in threshold is a linked list of 14 elements, it
> shouldn't happen with regular data, and even with the rehashing may well
> be faster than 5.8.1

I'm persuaded :-)


Alan Burlison

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