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Re: [perl #115910] New copy-on-write breaks CPAN

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Leon Timmermans
Date:
December 20, 2012 13:01
Subject:
Re: [perl #115910] New copy-on-write breaks CPAN
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On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Nicholas Clark <nick@ccl4.org> wrote:
> SvLEN == 0 has a historical established meaning of "the core doesn't own
> this buffer". If COW were disabled for all PVs with SvLEN == 0, does this
> solve the issues in more than just this module?

I assume it does, but I'm not certain on the implications for $& and
friends on such strings (I had the impression they rely on COW now,
but I haven't looked into it).

Leon

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