[ic] Interchange and threaded Perl

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Mon Jun 6 01:11:41 EDT 2005

Quoting Bob Puff (bob at nleaudio.com):
> > Perl 5.8.7 is out, and one change mentioned in perldelta stands out:
> > 
> >   -- Using closures with ithreads could cause perl to crash. This was
> >      due to failure to correctly lock internal OP structures, and has
> >      been fixed.
> > 
> > Interchange uses a lot of closures (subroutines embedded with lexical
> > data).
> So does this mean threaded Perl might be ok to use with IC now?

It might -- it runs fine as far as I can tell. But I don't know why
anyone would want to, as you pay a 15-30% speed penalty.

Mike Heins
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