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Reverend Chip
June 20, 2012 16:59
Re: Time for a 64-bit perl API?
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On 6/20/2012 4:22 AM, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 05:29:26PM +0200, Leon Timmermans wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM, Father Chrysostomos <> wrote:
>>> I thought increasing the size of an argument was not considered an
>>> incompatible change.  We have already done that with some functions.
>> I'd agree. The only place where widening them up can really break is
>> function pointers, and I doubt anyone is doing that (if only because
>> of the pTHX mess they'd have to do).
> Widening the types of pointers breaks things.
> (That's probably not quite phrased correctly)

"Altering the target types of pointer parameters breaks things," ITYM. 
True, that's on the list of "needs new function" if we encounter it.

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