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Andy Armstrong
February 23, 2008 18:46
Re: Assistance with IPC modules and perl 5.10
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On 23 Feb 2008, at 21:08, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> However, the appended patch saves one round of copying, and I think  
> will work
> on any configuration (threaded/not, mymalloc/not, - 
> DDEBUGGING'schecking/not)
> However, not tested on all permutations, and not tested on anything  
> big endian.

I've hacked it around a little more. There was some confusion about  
whether it should be using Perl's wrapped malloc / free or its own.  
That seems to be resolved now. Aubrey was also kind enough to give me  
comaint on it - so I'm going to make a new release (0.10) once we know  
it's working.

For now you can get the latest version here:

Here are the changes:

0.10 2008-02-24
     - Use Perl's malloc wrappers where appropriate
     - moved test into t/sharelite.t
     - made test use Test::More
     - removed Configure mechanism
     - assorted minor tidying

It's been tested on several Perl's with different build settings from  
5.6.1 to 5.10.0 on BSD, Mac OS and Linux (little endian and big  
endian). I haven't, however, tested it on a 64 bit machine.

Tom: could you grab that version and let me know if it solves your  
problem? You don't need to apply your patches - they're already  


Andy Armstrong, Hexten

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