Question about Perl5

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Jun 29 14:40:08 PDT 2012

On Jun 29, 2012, at 16:27, Rodolfo Aramayo wrote:

> What magical properties are acquired by Perl when it is compiled as:
> perl5.12+shared +threads
> versus as
> perl5.12+threads
> or
> perl5.12+shared??

I believe the threads variant made perl safe to run from a multithreaded program, and the shared variant made perl build as a shared (i.e. dynamic) library instead of a static library. As of r94655 from a couple days ago, the shared and threads variants are gone and the perl ports are now always compiled with those capabilities. This now matches how Apple has been distributing the perl that's included with OS X, and how most other distributions seem to be doing it.

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