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Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes
November 3, 2003 19:31
Re: 5.8.2 RC2
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On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 12:43:41PM -0800, Stas Bekman <> wrote:
> Nicholas Clark wrote:
> >	It's fun to charter an accountant
> >	And sail the wide accountan-cy,
> >	To find, explore the funds offshore
> >	And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
> >
> >	Accountancy Shanty - Eric Idle/John Du Prez
> >
> >I was hoping to avoid release candidate two, but there have been a few
> >significant tweaks since RC1. Notably
> [...]
> >1: Stas Bekman has worked tirelessly to figure out how I broke mod_perl, 
> >and
> >   we both think that it's all working now.
> I must say that it wasn't Nick who broke mod_perl 2.0, but its only the 
> fault of mod_perl which gets too deep into the perl guts and uses 
> undocumented APIs, to get the best (thanks to Doug!) performance possible. 
> So it's us who must thank Nick, for taking time to help to adjust mod_perl 
> 2.0 guts to work with 5.8.2.

I haven't even so much as glanced at the actual code in question, but
all through this discussion I've wondered: if they have such an
intimate relationship with the perl API, why aren't these lightweight
gvs implemented in the perl core?  (complete with tests...)

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