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Bug#505185: ITP: libweakref-perl -- API to the Perl weak references

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org>

  Package name    : libweakref-perl
  Version         : 0.01
  Upstream Author : Tuomas J. Lukka <lukka@iki.fi>
  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,


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