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[perl #133021] Removed the word "discouraged" from threads'documentation

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Sergey Aleynikov via RT
March 25, 2018 23:20
[perl #133021] Removed the word "discouraged" from threads'documentation
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On Sat, 24 Mar 2018 09:31:06 -0700, wrote:
>      From time to time, we may mark language constructs and
>      features which we consider to have been mistakes as
>      discouraged. 

Threads in their current implementation are arguable a mistake. You loose ~30% of performance and who-measured-how-much memory by just using perl build with threads. And most of XS CPAN is up to some degree threads-unsafe (pure-perl CPAN is safe, so the goals for threads is reached, but still).

>     Discouraged features aren't currently candidates
>      for removal, but we may later deprecate them if they're found
>      to stand in the way of a significant improvement to the Perl
>      core.

Threads are not going anywhere by this definition. Just discouraged.

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