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Leon Timmermans
December 23, 2011 13:37
Re: sfio support
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On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Phong Vo <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wrote Sfio. Somebody told me that you are having some problem with porting it for Perl.
> The library is used extensively in our code base which is used by many around the world.
> For example:
> I am interested in learning what problems you have with the library.
> If I can help, please let me know.
> Phong Vo


Perl historically has supported Sfio, but I haven't heard of anyone
trying to build perl with Sfio support. The last test I found in the
archive with Sfio enabled is about a decade old, and I assume all I
can assume it is as broken as our stdio support, and given that it was
never updated to support our own better-than-stdio system that may be
an optimistic assumption. Quite frankly I can't see any reason not to
completely drop our current implementation.

What would make sense is to reimplement it as a PerlIO layer. A naive
implementation shouldn't be very hard, though I'm worried how it will
interact with delayed signalling system.


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