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Tuesday April 02, 2002
04:50 PM

incoming crack

[ #3941 ]
So, with becoming fully CFT enabled on the 11th (just 7 more days) I'll have a few weeks to focus on some of my more crack fuelled and backburnered ideas of the last few months.

They are, in no particular order:

  • play with Matts' PPerl and find out why it doesn't like me
  • fiddle with ithreads in bleadperl/5.8. It's looking like these are going to be fairly cool if sky gets a chance to fix a few of the final bugs before 5.8 hits the streets.
    As an example, this: perl -Mthreads -e'thread->create(sub { while (1) {} })'
    is currently a guaranteed segfault, and it'd be nicer if it wasn't, even if handling it "correctly" is the stuff of nightmares
  • work on a bleadperl to CVS gateway. I've already had success in feeding it copies of perlsnap all the way back to perl@14015 but for real use it needs to be gating the perl.perl5.changes list.
  • fix my van
  • play with Simons optimizer module, to see if inlining subs is an actual win in perl
  • get a new job
  • Hack up some generic guard to checking that SvCUR(sv) == strlen(SvPV_nolen(sv)) if the value is likely to be passed to something with C-like string semantics