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Nicholas Clark
March 25, 2007 15:14
Re: symbol-exports needed for Data::Alias
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On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 09:41:10AM +0200, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> On 25/03/07, Matthijs van Duin <> wrote:
> >
> >Out of curiosity, why are they also marked with the E flag?  It seems
> >slightly more invasive than strictly needed -- given that it causes
> >embed.h to change to make the functions available under PERL_EXT, while
> >Data::Alias needs to #define PERL_CORE to work anyway.
> Does it ? It seemed more logical to me. Modules aren't supposed to
> define PERL_CORE...

Because it means that they are relying on internal APIs that may change.

If it breaks you get to keep both pieces :-)

Nicholas Clark

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