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20160514165802.29324.qmail@lists-nntp.develooper.comDave Mitchell wrote: > I've never been entirely clear what the *actual* point of mathoms.c is. > I had always assumed it was to allow binary compatibility: i.e. > when something is converted from a function to a macro, XS code that > had been compiled to use that function would still dynamically link > against a newer perl in the same series. > > But if this is the case, I think we should be emptying out mathoms.c > just before every major release, which we don't appear to do. That was my thought. I asked some years ago why we kept hanging on to ancient functions. Nobody could give a straight answer.Thread Previous

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- Re: Adding stuff to mathoms.c is now simplified, generalized by Dave Mitchell
- Re: Adding stuff to mathoms.c is now simplified, generalized by Karl Williamson
- Re: Adding stuff to mathoms.c is now simplified, generalized by Dave Mitchell
- Re: Adding stuff to mathoms.c is now simplified, generalized by Craig A. Berry
- Re: Adding stuff to mathoms.c is now simplified, generalized by Father Chrysostomos
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- Re: Adding stuff to mathoms.c is now simplified, generalized by Karl Williamson
**Re: Adding stuff to mathoms.c is now simplified, generalized**by Father Chrysostomos

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