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[perl #121029] [PATCH] enable USE_64_BIT_INT for Visual C 6

Tony Cook via RT
January 26, 2014 23:36
[perl #121029] [PATCH] enable USE_64_BIT_INT for Visual C 6
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On Mon Jan 20 11:10:02 2014, bulk88 wrote:
> Some fixes in the patch. Clearer notes about the limitations of VC6
> and 64 bit IVs. 1 cmp_version fix.

I don't think this change belongs in perl.

It's working around a fairly severe breakage in a compiler for which is no longer supported by the vendor and for which free alternatives are available (MSVC as bundled with the platform SDK).

Even if applied, this would be a ghetto in that any CPAN XS that (correctly!) expects to convert UV to NV implicitly will fail to build, with the side effect that the user might blame the CPAN author instead of their broken tools.


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