Re: Perl 5.6.0 Is Here!
According to Darren/Torin/Who Ever...:
> Should we build with 5.005 threading or 5.6 threading? For those of
> you not up on the latest, 5.6 threading is currently not accessible
> from the Perl level.
Since we're just a few people and Debian users are a multitude, I
think we should build them both. (I've never liked 5.005's threading
model. IMO, it's evil to let Perl dump core just because the
programmer forgot a lock. But some people still use it. *sigh*)
Q: How about a shared libperl? Cons: It would require the libperl.so
to be on the boot floppy, and it would impose a performance penalty
of, what, 10% or so? Pros: It would allow mod_perl, vim, and other
tools that use Perl to use libperl.so, cutting total disk usage.
SubQ: Do those other tools require the "multiplicity" option in the
perl library they use?
> Unfortunately things explode all to often lately since we're in a
> joint collaboration with Stanford.
Yeah. I prefer unilateral collaborations. They're much simpler.
Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"I wanted to play hopscotch with the impenetrable mystery of existence,
but he stepped in a wormhole and had to go in early." // MST3K