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February 27, 2023 10:50
Re: PERL_RC_STACK branch: first cut
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On Sun, 26 Feb 2023 at 17:06, Dave Mitchell <> wrote:

> TL;DR:
> The branch containing the first stage of my "make the stack ref-counted"
> work is nearly ready for merging. In a default build, the core is mostly
> unchanged: only when built with -DPERL_RC_STACK does it behave
> differently. It needs testing on Windows. I need to decide whether to
> merge soon or wait until after 5.38.

I think it has to wait till 5.38, at least as far as normal policy goes. I
guess it depends on whether we consider this a contentious code-change, but
given its scale it seems like we should hold off. (It brings me no joy to
say this BTW, id be more than happy if my understanding was incorrect.)


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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