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Mark Overmeer
September 2, 2011 05:07
Re: The future of POSIX in core
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* David Golden ( [110902 11:00]:
> As I understand it, the original motivation for updating were these:
> * autosplit is horribly inefficient
> * Good POSIX extensions on CPAN should be in perl core and there's no
>   easy way to do so
> I think the autosplit is now fixed, right?  Excellent!

For me, most important fact is that the current manual page is very bad:
incomplete and incorrect. We can support people who know/need POSIX
functionality far better than we do.

When the XS part of some POSIX extensions on CPAN are included into
POSIX.xs as part of core, then those modules will become available on
more systems, for instance on all system which do not have a C compiler.

       Mark Overmeer MSc                                MARKOV Solutions                         

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