Re: Perl 5.6.0 Is Here!
All this struggle is really getting me down. I think we should just
make a libperl.so that sits next to the libperl.a and is 100%
binary-compatible with it, no matter whether that meets all the needs
of everyone. It will at least be something to experiment with.
Stephen Zander has promised a patch that will enable such a build.
According to Michael Alan Dorman:
> Furthermore, I _thought_ (though feel free to just say "You're wrong"
> and I'll shut up) that most of the perl interpreter would end up being
> shared because of Unix COW semantics anyway.
COW makes everything right ... _at_first_. But then as execution
proceeds, relocation fixups are needed. (As always happens when you
put non-PIC code in a shared library.)
But we don't know how many relocation fixups occur, or how much time
they take. We dearly need hard numbers on these.
> Do we want to put all this work into 5.6 with Topaz just around the
Ack!! Topaz is _not_ just around the corner, not for production use
anyway. Shoot, all I've committed to is running simple Perl programs
by August. And then there's tuning, and portability ...
> I forget what the glyph for evil grin is exactly.
(*whew*) I think it's chr(666).
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