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Father Chrysostomos
January 25, 2018 17:52
Re: CvNAME_HEK_set() - public API?
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Paul Evans wrote:
> Update: it only appears to work fine on ELF-based platforms, because
> the symbol Perl_unshare_hek() is necessarily visible. On e.g. MSWin32
> it isn't, and it fails linking:
>   lib\Future\AsyncAwait.o:AsyncAwait.c:(.text+0x2790): undefined
>   reference to `_imp__Perl_unshare_hek'
> I notice that embed.fnc declares this without A or X flags:
>   p       |void   |unshare_hek    |NULLOK HEK* hek
> What are my options here?

Well, short of copying and pasting Perl_unshare_hek and
S_unshare_hek_or_pvn from hv.c, I am not sure that there is any choice
left but to avoid the need for unshare_hek.

Do any of the CVs you are cloning have HEKs?  At least in recent
perls, CvGV should vivify a GV and eliminate any HEK that the CV
points to.  Will that work for you?

In the current implementation, the HEK pointed to by a CV is shorthand
for a GV.  More precisely, CvSTASH + hek == GV.  You might want to
review the branch merged into blead as v5.21.3-662-gf9d9e96.

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