[perl #56718] [BUG] Array PMC freeze/thaw/visit broken

Will Coleda via RT parrotbug-followup at parrotcode.org
Tue Nov 17 04:38:15 UTC 2009

On Tue Jul 15 13:15:46 2008, cotto wrote:
> On Wed Jul 09 00:04:45 2008, christoph at mksig.org wrote:
> > r29183 adds a test to t/pmc/array.t that exposes some brokenness in
> > the Array
> > PMC's freeze/thaw code path.  I added the test because it looked like
> > Array's
> > freeze/thaw/visit code had no test coverage.  It turns out that
> > list_visit
> > also never gets called (at least according to make cover).  I don't
> > have the
> > tuits to fix this for now, hence the ticket and the failing test.
> > 
> > To repo, just prove t/pmc/array.t.  If everything passes, you win!
> (from #ps today)
> As a note to whomever fixes this, the sparseness of the Array PMC is its
> only remaining useful feature.  Fixing freeze/thaw/visit is valuable
> because it will make implementing sparseness in
> {Fixed|Resizable}{PMC|Integer|Boolean|Float|String}Array easier.  Once
> those PMCs are sparse, the Array PMC can go away.

This issue is now being tracked at https://trac.parrot.org/parrot/ticket/1293; followups 

Will "Coke" Coleda

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