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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Friday July 19, 2002
05:25 PM

Advice, please

[ #6488 ]

Should I enable threads in my new perl 5.8.0? They seem to be off by default.

Not sure how much I'll use them for awhile, especially at work. (Might play with them at home, though.)

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  • I tried RC2 with threads on and everything I could feed it worked perfectly well. Of course, that's not a good enough reason to put it into production, but I know that personally: 1) I'll be building with threads always unless I run into a show stopper and 2) I'll be playing with them enough that it's reasonable to expect that within the next few months I'll release things on CPAN that will require them. Point 2 is of course the important one because I'm certain that I'm not the only one and that people


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