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Re: mysterious threads::shared behaviour

by dave_the_m (Monsignor)
on Jan 18, 2009 at 13:09 UTC ( #737144=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to mysterious threads::shared behaviour

threads::shared uses a mechanism similar to tying, so if you do $x = $h{$_}, then $x isn't a reference to a hash, its a reference to an 'LV' scalar variable, who's action on being accessed is to call the appropriate method that gets or stores a value in the real shared hash (with suitable locking). These LV scalars are temporaries created on demand and freed when no longer used, so you are likely to see address re-use.

Dave.

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Re^2: mysterious threads::shared behaviour
by ericatkin (Novice) on Jan 21, 2009 at 20:22 UTC
    So, that explains it. Thank you. I worked around the XML::Dumper issue with the following code:
    my %tmp_h; for (keys(%h)) { $tmp_h{$_} = {}; %{$tmp_h{$_}} = %{$h{$_}}; } pl2xml(\%tmp_h, 'h.xml'); %tmp_h = ();
    Where can I read more about LV scalars?
      Where can I read more about LV scalars?

      Try PerlGuts Illustrated as a starting point. Search down for "SvPVLV" for the explanation for LV scalars, though you'll probably need to go back to the top and read down to understand the information presented under that heading.


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