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Forks.pm dilemmaby liz (Monsignor)
|on Aug 07, 2003 at 15:38 UTC||Need Help??|
I was checking forks.pm to make sure it will run under 5.8.1 (it will) and finally looked at the problem of running it under 5.6.x (it doesn't).
This is basically the problem:
The share subroutine is actually an XS routine that has this special prototype:
This prototype was introduced somewhere in the 5.7 track. So in 5.6.x I can't use that (I verified this on p5p). Simply removing the prototype and then having to specify a reference when calling share(), works:
Of course, it doesn't work in 5.8.x then, but I think that's fixable. But then the user's source code becomes incompatible with the real threads module.
So before I start doing that, I figure I put the dilemma to the Monks. I see the following options:
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