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From:
Felipe Gasper
Date:
January 31, 2022 00:27
Subject:
perldelta: “Internal Changes”
Message ID:
F6F93D99-F43E-4B5B-BA10-CE715F15556D@felipegasper.com
Hi all,

	perldelta describes its “Internal Changes” section thus: “Changes which affect the interface available to C<XS> code go here.” The interface for XS modules is just Perl’s C API. By definition, isn’t an API external-facing?

	By that logic, changes like Paul’s new sv_numeq and sv_streq (and my proposed change to sv_dump() to output hex rather than octal) don’t really seem like “internal” changes.

	Would it perhaps be more sensible to make a separate section named “C API Changes”, then reserve “Internal Changes” for those updates that are indeed purely internal to Perl?

	Thanks!

Cheers,
-Felipe

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