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From "Philip M. Gollucci" <>
Subject Re: modperl - quo vadis?
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2011 23:38:25 GMT
On 02/01/11 07:37, Fred Moyer wrote:
>>> - how long do we want to support old perl versions?
100% in favor of dropping < 5.8.[89]

>>> For example, modern perls do not support anything but the perlio model. Stdio
>>> was officially dropped in 5.8.7 or so. If you need to change some of the
>>> related code in modperl it becomes really hard to test it. Older perls do not
>>> compile in a modern environment and newer perls perhaps can be built without
>>> perlio but the test suite will fail for sure.
Absolutely +1

I'd like to see httpd mins upped substantially too.

>>> Perhaps, a few more points to discuss. They are a bit of a TODO list what
>>> could be improved in modperl:
>>> - big: refactor threading code
I'd loved to see your thread branch merged in.

>>>  * make -Dusemultiplicity -Uuseithreads possible
I'm not really sure this is a big gain, for a tremendous amount of effort.

>>> - small: drop the tied-IO code and refactor/simplify the perlio stuff.

>>> - implement a way to untie %ENV after fork() in a handler
Thats a rough one b/c of the way its coded.  see also local %ENV bombing.

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