On Tue 05 Nov 2002 15:12, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
Suggestions for chansaw part 2?

==== //depot/metaconfig/U/threads/usethreads.U#15 - /pro/3gl/CPAN/metaconfig/U/threads/usethreads.U ====
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
?RCS: $Log: usethreads.U,v $
-?MAKE:usethreads useithreads use5005threads d_oldpthreads usereentrant: \
+?MAKE:usethreads useithreads d_oldpthreads usereentrant: \
My overall suggestion is to make really minimal changes to this unit
(IOW, revert all your suggested changes and start from scratch):
(1) only change the wording of the messages to mirror the reality:
(a) version 5.6 has only 5005 threads
(b) version 5.8 has the choice
(c) versions 5.10 and later have only ithreads
In general, unless the user has done -Duse5005threads, the messages
should not even mention 5005threads.
(2) if the version is 5.8 (see my earlier message about how the usedevel
unit works), no functional changes should happen (that is, someone
should still be able to choose 5005threads, if they are foolish enough)
(3) if the version is not 5.8 but someone tried to enable 5005threads, abort
(Maybe add '6' to the (2) so that we are even 5.6.2-proof)
Grrr. OK. Will have a second look. [ I was so happy to have the chainsaw job
almost done ] I'll tread with care in the future ... trip, trip tiptoe

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  • Jarkko Hietaniemi at Nov 6, 2002 at 1:41 am
    Grrr. OK. Will have a second look. [ I was so happy to have the chainsaw job
    You can't do brainsurgery with a chainsaw. Well, you can, but ...

    Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi@iki.fi> http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ "There is this special
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