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Re: [OT] Will thread fixes make it back to release tree (was Re: [PATCH] Fix

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Rafael Garcia-Suarez
April 15, 2007 01:01
Re: [OT] Will thread fixes make it back to release tree (was Re: [PATCH] Fix
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On 15/04/07, Garrett Cooper <> wrote:
> Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> > On 13/04/07, Jerry D. Hedden <> wrote:
> >> Attached patch fixes with regard to changes in threads and
> >> threads::shared, updates the POD, and adds a test file.
> >>
> >> (Leaves 5005threads stuff in place for now.  As such, this patch is
> >> suitable for maint.  A forthcoming patch will remove the 5005threads
> >> stuff.)
> >
> > Thanks, applied as #30953.
> I realize that this is an offside comment, but are any of the thread
> fixes being considered for the current release branch (5.8.x)? There are
> a variety of issues with threaded Perl in the current release version
> (5.8.8), which makes me very wary of using it in production code
> (although from my understanding it's quite a bit better than Perl 5.005
> threads).

It's very likely that the changes to threads and threads::shared will
go in the next 5.8, but you now can also download and install them
separately from CPAN.

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