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Re: [PATCH part2] Scalar Types enable Minimal Copying

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From:
Dave Mitchell
Date:
September 29, 2012 09:30
Subject:
Re: [PATCH part2] Scalar Types enable Minimal Copying
Message ID:
20120929163009.GY3538@iabyn.com
On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 01:33:55AM -0700, Chip Salzenberg wrote:
> One of hte annoying things about copying a Perl value is that if it happens
> to be a large representation, the copy will be too, even if there's no need.
[snip]
> PS: A few self-tests are failing but for obscure reasons (e.g. after forking
> a child perl).  These might just be artifacts of weird build history.  Will
> advise.

Just clearing out old emails and noticed no-one ever replied to this.
Did anything ever happen with this? Were the failing tests resolved?
It looks on first glance to be a sensible optimisation.

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