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Re: [perl #24463] DBI tests fail with perl 5.8.2 and -Duseithreads -Dusemultiplicity -Duse64bitint

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Enache Adrian
November 13, 2003 09:58
Re: [perl #24463] DBI tests fail with perl 5.8.2 and -Duseithreads -Dusemultiplicity -Duse64bitint
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On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 a.d., Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> Well, the original problem is at
> In fact what was wanted (and implemented by this patch) is the ability to
> access the PerlIO API early during the cloning -- to be used by debugging
> flags (-D) for example.

The whole idea of using PerlIO printing functions (which do malloc
a lot themselves and mess with perl's internal state) to track
leaking mallocs is at least curious :-)

Perl is not (yet) an OS: one could use something external to clobber the
console ex. warnx(3).

IMHO, that change is badly breaking some bits of Perl functionality
(using a CLONE method from an XS module) to unbreak something that's
broken by definition.


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