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Nicholas Clark
February 29, 2008 02:11
Re: Interesting self contained task
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Where did everyone (else) go?

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 08:04:13AM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:38:01AM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > Um, oops. I found a rather simpler way to do it:
> > Whilst we could change that test, it makes me wonder why we shouldn't have
> > bless constant folded, *if* the constant it will be blessing has a reference
> > count of 1. With that change, all existing code, albeit strange code, would
> > still work.
> > 
> > (This must still fail:
> > 
> > $ perl -le 'bless \undef'
> > Modification of a read-only value attempted at -e line 1.
> > 
> > )
> Which, of course, is an alternative "interesting self contained task"
> As is, I think, optimising constant pack unless the pattern contains 'p' or 'P'
> and (possibly) optimising unpack, but only in scalar context. (Not sure how to
> do that one)

This could be you. For some value of you.
Two particular values of "you" expressed interest and have now disappeared.

It's really starting to feel like whatever "we" do to attempt to get new
volunteers in to have fun hacking on Perl, it just isn't going to work.

Nicholas Clark

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