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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
March 23, 2007 13:22
Subject:
object_compatibility
Message ID:
20070323202219.GY5748@plum.flirble.org
I found this in perl.h

struct interpreter {
#  include "thrdvar.h"
#  include "intrpvar.h"
/*
 * The following is a buffer where new variables must
 * be defined to maintain binary compatibility with previous versions
 */
PERLVARA(object_compatibility,30,	char)
};


That was last changed in revision 4602, by Sarathy:

Change 4602 by gsar@saw on 1999/12/01 01:00:09

        more complete pseudo-fork() support for Windows

http://public.activestate.com/cgi-bin/perlbrowse/p/4602


which is pre 5.6.0

As it hasn't been changed since, and there doesn't seem to be an issue with
reserved space on the end of the perl interpreter object, is it sensible to
drop it?

Nicholas Clark

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