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Nicholas Clark
February 11, 2008 02:53
Interesting self contained task
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On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 02:45:04AM -0800, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> Change 33277 by nicholas@nicholas-plum on 2008/02/11 10:43:35
> 	In Perl_ck_lengthconst, "XXX length optimization goes here" is TODO.

So I spotted this:

OP *
Perl_ck_lengthconst(pTHX_ OP *o)
    /* XXX length optimization goes here */
    return ck_fun(o);

I figure it relates to this:

$ /usr/bin/perl -MO=Concise -e 'length "Pie"'
5  <@> leave[1 ref] vKP/REFC ->(end)
1     <0> enter ->2
2     <;> nextstate(main 1 -e:1) v ->3
4     <1> length[t1] vK/1 ->5
3        <$> const[PV "Pie"] s ->4
-e syntax OK

in that it ought to be possible to replace the pair of op length/op const with
just an op const. (Presumably by re-using the existing op const)

This looks to be small, self-contained and interesting*

Anyone fancy having a go?

Nicholas Clark

* For some value of interesting. If you suspect that it's not interesting, you
  probably won't find it fun either.

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