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Karl Williamson
July 12, 2013 20:07
Out-of-date text in Configure
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I noticed this in Configure:

Perl can be built to take advantage of threads on some systems.
To do so, Configure can be run with -Dusethreads.

Note that Perl built with threading support runs slightly slower
and uses more memory than plain Perl. The current implementation
is believed to be stable, but it is fairly new, and so should be
treated with caution.

If this doesn't make any sense to you, just accept the default '$dflt'.
Since release 5.6, Perl has had two different threading implementations,
the newer interpreter-based version (ithreads) with one interpreter per
thread, and the older 5.005 version (5005threads).
The 5005threads version is effectively unmaintained and will probably be
removed in Perl 5.10, so there should be no need to build a Perl using it
unless needed for backwards compatibility with some existing 5.005threads


References to "fairly new" and 5.10 are no longer correct.  I believe 
the text should be updated.  I'm not qualified to do so.  My guess is 
there is other obsolete text in it.

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