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Nicholas Clark
March 23, 2007 13:22
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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

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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