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Re: [RFC] Exposing PL_dirty to perl space

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Tim Bunce
September 28, 2010 03:46
Re: [RFC] Exposing PL_dirty to perl space
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On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 10:01:18PM -0700, Jan Dubois wrote:
> So I'm wondering if it would be better to have a more generic
> ${^STATE} that could also indicate other states beyond global
> destruction, e.g. inside BEGIN/INIT/CHECK/END blocks, or running
> during etc.

(Bikeshed: perhaps ${^STAGE} or ${^PHASE} would be a beter name.)

> At the application level you can
> always pass this information yourself, but an interpreter provided
> state would help generic CPAN modules.  However, I've never needed
> these other states so far, so maybe it is overkill.

NYTProf could certainly make use of this.


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