[Python-Dev] RE: Mailman problems?
Wed, 3 Jan 2001 23:26:51 -0500
> It looks like the is some problem with Mailman that is garbling
> messages to python-dev. It may only affect lines that begin with a
> tab; not sure.
> Your most recent message came through with the following line
> (This was not the only example.)
> I think this was supposed to be a line of C code, but whatever
> meaningful contents it had were rendered as gobbledygook.
I have no idea where that "o" came from! It was supposed to be "o". Barry,
BTW, the second line of Perl implementation functions is usually a lot less
mysterious than the first. If anyone wants the joy of reverse-engineering
Perl's supernaturally fast input, it's function Perl_sv_gets in file sv.c.
sv.c? Yes! The destination of a one-line input is a Scalar Value, hence,
sc. I expect there's similar method behind all of this stuff, but I never
stumbled into the key. To get you started, here's the first line of
The line you're looking for is 119 lines down from that:
if ((*bp++ = *ptr++) == rslast) /* really | dust */
the-comment-makes-more-sense-in-context<wink>-ly y'rs - tim