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Re: [PATCH] getting rid of PL_formfeed ?

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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
September 20, 2012 06:44
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] getting rid of PL_formfeed ?
Message ID:
20120920134413.GA95496@plum.flirble.org
Sorry, this seems to have been completely missed at the time.
It sill seems like a good idea, though.

On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 10:08:07PM +0300, Enache Adrian wrote:
> $^L is neither a magical variable, nor a normal one (like $;) but
> it's just a little bit special :)
> 
> This patch removes PL_formfeed - IMHO, an extra gv_fetchpv per page
> when using formats isn't going to cause a sensible speed regression.
> 
> I suppose that removing the intrpvar.h hunk from the patch is enough
> to keep binary compatibility - unless someone used PL_formfeed from
> an XS module.
> 
> [ make clean && perl embed.pl needed if trying this patch ]

It also needed one more reference to PL_formfeed removed from perl.c,
which had been added since you wrote the patch.

Anyway, thanks applied (as cec4dc0e420ef6e3)

Nicholas Clark

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