Re: [PATCH] Misc. minor fixes

From: Terje Bless (
Date: Tue, Sep 07 1999

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Date: Tue,  7 Sep 1999 07:42:50 +0200
From: Terje Bless <>
To: W3C Validator <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Misc. minor fixes

On 06.09.99 at 01:05, Gerald Oskoboiny <> wrote:

>I also applied some patches that Maldwyn Morris sent in a long
>time ago, so now it works with -w and 'use strict'.

It runs, but it isn't taking full advantage of block scoped lexicals. To
improve performance and reduce memory consumption, you should split more
things into subroutines, name more things inside the subs, pass any globals
(by reference) into the sub, and get rid of as many globals as possible. If
ever run under Apache mod_perl, that things is leaking memory like there is
no tomorrow and even as you currently run it it is using excessive amounts
of memory.

I'll fix some of this as I do other things to "check", and supply patches,
but it either has to be done a little at a time or with a complete rewrite.
A single patch to deal with only this is not feasible.

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