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Father Chrysostomos via RT
July 30, 2013 13:33
[perl #72784] [META] misuse of I32
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On Mon Jul 29 22:19:43 2013, chip wrote:
> On 7/27/2013 7:33 PM, Father Chrysostomos via RT wrote:
> > What should the maximum string and array lengths be?
> Why would the answer ever be anything other than size_t?

Because AvFILLp needs to be set to -1 when the array is empty.  We
*could* use size_t but reserve ~0 as a special marker, but that
complicates the code for little gain.


Father Chrysostomos

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