develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from February 2023

Re: PERL_RC_STACK branch: first cut

Thread Previous | Thread Next
Leon Timmermans
February 28, 2023 12:27
Re: PERL_RC_STACK branch: first cut
Message ID:
On Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 11:50 AM demerphq <> wrote:

> 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.)
> cheers,
> Yves

Yeah, at this point it's probably better to introduce this early in the
next cycle. And possibly then enable it by default (even if we might not
yet do that for production releases) to shake all possible issues out.


Thread Previous | Thread Next Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About