Perl compile error - not yet resolved

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Fri Oct 4 11:59:35 PDT 2002

On Thu, 3 Oct 2002 19:57:53 -0600 Gerard Beekmans
<gerard at> wrote:

> No
> idea what __attribute__ actually does, nor do I really care. 

__attribute__ is a non-ANSI extension that allows the programmer to
specify some things that can otherwise not be specified. Some attributes
exist only to allow the compiler to issue extra diagnostics, other
attributes allow better optimization, and other attributes are there to
allow specifying information that is essential for generating correct
So if Perl's Configure thinks __attribute__ is not completely supported it
may result in suboptimal code.

Vacuum cleaners suck!

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