[ic] Interchange and threaded Perl

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Mon Jun 6 09:07:15 EDT 2005

Quoting Jeff Fearn (jefffearn at gmail.com):
> On 6/6/05, Mike Heins <mike at perusion.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> Pick me! Pick me!
> Because almost all major distros deploy a threaded perl so installing
> a non-threaded version for IC is a complete pain in the arse!

I don't find "./Configure -des && make test && make install" to 
be that odious. 8-)

> I'm not blaming IC for this, but it is annoying and the major distros
> will not reverse this decision ... bunch of (*&%*&$(*%(&!'s

It's a shame not only because of Interchange, but because *every* Perl
program runs 15-30% slower and because about .01% of code uses the

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
phone +1.765.647.1295  tollfree 800-949-1889 <mike at perusion.com>

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