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SubjectRe: linux-kernel's extremely slow turnaround time
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"Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH" <allbery@kf8nh.apk.net> said:
> In message <Pine.LNX.4.05.9901121812140.8868-100000@lorien.kotnet.ml.org>,
> Dag
> Wieers writes:
> +-----
> | > How about compiling majordomo then? The latest perls have (experimental)
> | > support for compiling to binary.
> | if i'm not mistaken before perl4 you could convert your perl-scripts to
> | perl-bytecode. but as perl matured that option was silently removed
> | (because it wasn't cross-platform anymore ?)
> | i can't find the original faq to point to ;/
> +--->8

> Because it worked by forcing the Perl script to dump core, then using undump
> to convert the result to an executable. Nonportable (undump is impossible
> on some architectures), forces formerly shared data and sometimes shared
> code to be non-shared, and can do strange and/or ugly things (or not work at
> all) if shared libraries are involved. (Which they often are in Perl5 ---
> hasn't I/O been moved to a .xs module?)

Note I was talking about the Perl compiler (--> C) that is now part of
perl5. The perl4 kludge is dead and buried.
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