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Rafael Garcia-Suarez
November 24, 2008 07:36
Re: modules on CPAN defining PERL_CORE
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2008/11/24 Nicholas Clark <>:
> So it looks like there are precisely 4 questions to answer:
> 1: Perl_setdefout()

Could go public without damage. Still safer than accessing PL_defoutgv

> 2: constants in perly.h

Constants are cheap to add, and cheap to test for. Like


> 3: Perl_linklist()

On one hand, this method could be made static.
On the other hand, that's a nice way to walk an optree. And the interface
is so simple and generic that it can survive any internal change :)

> 4: HvMROMETA()/Perl_mro_meta_init()/struct xpvhv_aux/cache_gen

I don't know. I'd rather avoid to make them public then.

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have seen every thing,' they must mean to speak of those who have seen it
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