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Jan Dubois
July 30, 2012 18:22
RE: [perl #114320] add RT #114144 to maint 5.16
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On Sun, 29 Jul 2012, bulk 88 (via RT) wrote:
> Would it be possible to add the 2 patches (1 has been applied to
> blead, the other hasn't been), in

Thanks for mentioning the 2nd patch; I never saw email notifications
that the bug had be re-opened.

> (and a
> to the next 5.16?
> I categorize as a portability fix, and they do not affect ABI since
> Win32 GCC Perls have been compiled with noreturn declaration for
> years, code after a longjmp is unreachable by definition. Perl claims
> to be ABI compatible Visual C Perl and Mingw GCC XS modules, see
> , the other direction I am
> not sure about.
> It will reduce about a dozen KB (in my experience) of unreachable
> machine code in the perl dll, and also reduce the size of any XS code
> compiled Visual C.
> I propose this because 5.18 is 10 months away, and 5.16 still has 21
> months on it.

I don't see how this could possibly count as a portability fix; having
a few KB of unreachable code is not a serious issue at all in my mind,
so it does not fit the spirit of pod/perlpolicy.pod.


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