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Leon Timmermans
August 31, 2011 08:47
Re: The future of POSIX in core
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On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Mark Overmeer <> wrote:
> I propose to start-off with the cleaned-up POSIX as dual-life for
> 5.15. Then, invite the "CPAN" specialists of the missing compontents
> to contribute their few lines of XS to the generic POSIX.xs, let it get
> up-to-date.

Sounds like a fine plan, but it would require some effort. Currently
POSIX.xs can piggyback on perl's detection of various system functions
and headers, if made standalone it needs to duplicate that.
Fortunately, it's mostly something that has to be done only once.

> POSIX.xs/pm should only provide the bare minimum interface, mapped as
> narrow as possible on the functions where it can. Fancy OO models and
> such around these functions should not be part of this.

There's a difference between OO abstractions around system resources
and OO abstractions around data. is already doing the latter
(POSIX::SigAction, POSIX::SigSet) and that makes perfect sense.

Leon Timmermans

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