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Re: [perl #72784] [META] misuse of I32

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July 30, 2013 11:26
Re: [perl #72784] [META] misuse of I32
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On 28 July 2013 04:33, Father Chrysostomos via RT
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> Regular expressions are currently limited to I32_MAX.  Changing that
> would break the regular expression plugin interface.

IMO this is not a sound argument for rejecting a change. There are
very few consumers of that interface, and it has never really been
"blessed" as stable. This has come up a few times and I am firmly of
the opinion that if changes for the better of perl are needed then the
regex engine plug in interface should not be an obstacle.

> I don’t think it’s
> unreasonable to keep it at its current limit.

Maybe, maybe not. But the plug in interface shouldn't be part of the
justification for your position at all.

Cheers, and thanks for all your work on this stuff!


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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