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September 27, 2009 05:43
Re: Embedding Perl but redefining its malloc()
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Quoting Jan Dubois <> from ml.lang.perl.porters:
:The API exists (part of PERL_IMPLICIT_SYS), but is only implemented for Windows
:right now.  Check "Virtualize Operating System Access" in perltodo.pod
:for some more information.

Thanks, this is indeed what I would want, but only for memory allocation
at this stage.  It's not necessarily a bad idea to make the two orthogonal
though, as memory allocation is something belonging to a lower layer
than dynamically binding language routines to OS routines.

Offhand, the name "Virtualize" is misleading here.  I understand it comes
from C++'s "virtual" vocabulary, but I always disliked this terminology as
nothing is virual here. I prefer the term "dynamic binding", although longer
to type.


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