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Dave Mitchell
March 1, 2013 11:26
Re: PL_sv_objcount
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On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 08:04:08AM +0100, Steffen Mueller wrote:
> On 03/01/2013 02:10 AM, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> >I'm not sure that keeping PL_sv_objcount, but always leaving it at zero
> >is the right approach for temporary backwards compatibility at this
> >moment -  in that if there *is* any code that uses the variable, it may
> >be relying on it having a sensible non-zero value.
> >
> >I'd recommend leaving PL_sv_objcount as-is for 5.18 (with a deprecation
> >notice), then removing completely for 5.19.0.
> I think that is entirely overdone. CPAN appears to have no usage
> that isn't just "oh, I need to keep this up to date" and I am
> hard-pressed to imagine people relying on this obscure counter.

Ok fair enough. I remove my objection :-)

"There's something wrong with our bloody ships today, Chatfield."
    -- Admiral Beatty at the Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916.

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