Bug#505185: ITP: libweakref-perl -- API to the Perl weak references
Owner: Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Package name : libweakref-perl
Version : 0.01
Upstream Author : Tuomas J. Lukka <email@example.com>
URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/WeakRef/
License : Same as Perl
Programming Lang: Perl, C
Description : API to the Perl weak references
A patch to Perl 5.005_55 by the author implements a core API for weak
references. This module is a Perl-level interface to that API, allowing
weak references to be created in Perl.
A weak reference is just like an ordinary Perl reference except that
it isn't included in the reference count of the thing referred to.
This means that once all references to a particular piece of data are
weak, the piece of data is freed and all the weak references are set
to undef. This is particularly useful for implementing circular
data structures without memory leaks or caches of objects.
This is a dependancy of libace-perl (ITP #468760), which is a dependancy of
Is the Debian Perl group interested in hosting this package? Otherwise we will
host it in Debian Med.
Have a nice day,