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Darren Duncan
January 31, 2022 04:35
Re: perldelta: “Internal Changes”
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On 2022-01-30 4:26 p.m., Felipe Gasper wrote:
> 	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?

I agree with this proposal.  Whatever APIs XS uses are "external", while changes 
to Perl that don't affect any API are "internal".  -- Darren Duncan

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