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Father Chrysostomos
June 10, 2012 10:59
Re: Time for a 64-bit perl API?
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Dave Mitchell asked;
> Perhaps its time to bite the bullet and give perl a whole new 64-bit-clean
> API? For example, an av_fetch64() with IV rather than I32 args.
> Or perhaps XS code could just have
>     #define USE_64BIT_API
> and magically av_fetch has 64-bit args, and deprecated macros etc are no
> longer defined?

I thought increasing the size of an argument was not considered an
incompatible change.  We have already done that with some functions.

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