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From:
Felipe Gasper
Date:
April 1, 2021 16:20
Subject:
Re: Perl 7: Fix string leaks?
Message ID:
F0E6F5A6-E15D-43F2-9EA3-5B1014293742@felipegasper.com

> On Apr 1, 2021, at 12:17 PM, B. Estrade <brett@cpanel.net> wrote:
> 
> On 4/1/21 11:01 AM, Leon Timmermans wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:04 PM Salvador Fandiño <sfandino@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Anyway, if you want a more conservative approach you can also make a version of SvPV (say SvPV_bad) that warns on first use and change the default typemaps to use it.
>>>> 
>>>> I would love to take an approach like this, but I think it would create too many warnings in code that currently “happens” to work consistently.
>>> 
>>> You can make it warn just the first time it happens globally, of just
>>> the first time if happens at some call point.
>> That would just create a lot of warnings for people who can't do much
>> about it as the vast majority of users can't do XS.
> 
> Considering this is tantamount to "recompiling the [module] kernel", yeah. Maybe something of an XS linter tool or special class of defines available via a Makefile.PL.debug that can be put int ./xt if one were to init an XS module using h2xs? Idk, just thinking in the area of XS development toolchain.

Certainly it’d be nice if xsubpp could warn--however loudly--when something uses the default `char*` and `const char*` typemaps. I took a gander a few days back at that but didn’t get very far with it.

-F

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