Re: About the Hamm Freeze (!)
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James Troup, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>"Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <email@example.com> writes:
>> It hasn't happened *intentionally*. I'm not going to break many
>> Perl scripts without warning. We have a release where gdbm is
>> deprecated and then next release, Perl won't be linked with it.
>I don't know perl, and am only going on what Ray has been telling me.
>It was my understanding that perl could be made to dynamically load
>it's gdbm part on request and that way perl need only recommend or
>(better) suggest gdbm. Is this not the case?
This is the case if you use the tie interface in Perl. This is not the
case if you use dbmopen, at least it didn't use to be. Hamm should just
get out the door and we'll deal with it in slink.
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