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Steve Peters
December 23, 2011 17:21
Re: sfio support
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On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM, Leon Timmermans <> wrote:

> 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
> Hi,
> 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.
I'm pretty sure I was running OpenBSD smokes with Sfio, but that was
probably 5-6 years ago.  I think it was challenging even then.

Steve Peters

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