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

Tony Cook via RT
June 23, 2014 00:55
[perl #121029] [PATCH] enable USE_64_BIT_INT for Visual C 6
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On Sun Jan 26 15:35:58 2014, tonyc wrote:
> 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.

Per this, I'm rejecting this patch, thanks for submitting it though.


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