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Re: [perl #24468] 5.8.2: Interface cannot be compiled with C++

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Nicholas Clark
November 12, 2003 13:38
Re: [perl #24468] 5.8.2: Interface cannot be compiled with C++
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On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 10:22:42AM -0500, Chip Salzenberg wrote:
> According to Chip Salzenberg:
> > The interface headers for threaded Perl cannot be compiled from C++
> > due to the interface assuming that "void*" will automatically convert
> > to other pointer types, which is not true in C++.
> Does the collective memory of p5p include information on who did this
> and why?  Apparently earlier 5.8.x thread interfaces didn't make this
> assumption.  But now Abiword can't build its Perl plugin, which sucks.

I suspect that it's an unintended side effect this patch from Jan Dubois

which was intended to restore binary compatibility between 5.8.0 and 5.8.2
for calls to reentrant libc functions.

Nicholas Clark

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