A plea from Rakudo-land

chromatic chromatic at wgz.org
Tue Jul 14 01:32:31 UTC 2009

On Monday 13 July 2009 16:27:13 Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 09:06:50AM +1000, Vasily Chekalkin wrote:

> > Vasily Chekalkin wrote:
> >> Ok, after many iterations and rumbling around I want to apply next
> >> patch  to Parrot.
> >
> > No objections?
> IMO, the patch is a significant enough change that we really ought
> to see positive approval of the patch from people who understand
> the consequences rather than simply "nobody objected".  Especially
> less than 10 days before a "supported release".
> I'm not a person that understands the consequences of the patch
> nor the constants pool, thus I haven't commented on it (except for
> this message).  But it does sound to me like we should be looking
> for "definitive positive review" more than "no negative reviews".

I think it's the right approach.  I have little hope that we'll be able to 
teach extenders how to deal with all of the constant PMCs appropriately.

Constant STRINGs are a different problem; we can keep that pool with fewer 

-- c

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