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what's the issue with opcodes? what problem(s) are you trying to solve?

It's not really about "solving a problem"; more, 'providing some entertainment with the possible side effect of producing something useful'; and, perhaps, widening the pool of people with internals skills.

The perl opcodes are very clearly defined set of essentially stand-alone functions with a gazzilion existing tests. If their textual descriptions aren't yet readily available, they should be relatively easy to derive from the existing code.

But, why not throw one problem up here and test market the concept? ;)

I'm not sure this is the best way to go about this; but here goes. This is the latest relased version of substr:

PP(pp_substr) { dSP; dTARGET; SV *sv; STRLEN curlen; STRLEN utf8_curlen; SV * pos_sv; IV pos1_iv; int pos1_is_uv; SV * len_sv; IV len_iv = 0; int len_is_uv = 0; I32 lvalue = PL_op->op_flags & OPf_MOD || LVRET; const bool rvalue = (GIMME_V != G_VOID); const char *tmps; SV *repl_sv = NULL; const char *repl = NULL; STRLEN repl_len; int num_args = PL_op->op_private & 7; bool repl_need_utf8_upgrade = FALSE; if (num_args > 2) { if (num_args > 3) { if(!(repl_sv = POPs)) num_args--; } if ((len_sv = POPs)) { len_iv = SvIV(len_sv); len_is_uv = len_iv ? SvIOK_UV(len_sv) : 1; } else num_args--; } pos_sv = POPs; pos1_iv = SvIV(pos_sv); pos1_is_uv = SvIOK_UV(pos_sv); sv = POPs; if (PL_op->op_private & OPpSUBSTR_REPL_FIRST) { assert(!repl_sv); repl_sv = POPs; } if (lvalue && !repl_sv) { SV * ret; ret = sv_2mortal(newSV_type(SVt_PVLV)); /* Not TARG RT#67838 */ sv_magic(ret, NULL, PERL_MAGIC_substr, NULL, 0); LvTYPE(ret) = 'x'; LvTARG(ret) = SvREFCNT_inc_simple(sv); LvTARGOFF(ret) = pos1_is_uv || pos1_iv >= 0 ? (STRLEN)(UV)pos1_iv : (LvFLAGS(ret) |= 1, (STRLEN)(UV)-pos1_iv); LvTARGLEN(ret) = len_is_uv || len_iv > 0 ? (STRLEN)(UV)len_iv : (LvFLAGS(ret) |= 2, (STRLEN)(UV)-len_iv); PUSHs(ret); /* avoid SvSETMAGIC here */ RETURN; } if (repl_sv) { repl = SvPV_const(repl_sv, repl_len); SvGETMAGIC(sv); if (SvROK(sv)) Perl_ck_warner(aTHX_ packWARN(WARN_SUBSTR), "Attempt to use reference as lvalue in substr" ); tmps = SvPV_force_nomg(sv, curlen); if (DO_UTF8(repl_sv) && repl_len) { if (!DO_UTF8(sv)) { sv_utf8_upgrade_nomg(sv); curlen = SvCUR(sv); } } else if (DO_UTF8(sv)) repl_need_utf8_upgrade = TRUE; } else tmps = SvPV_const(sv, curlen); if (DO_UTF8(sv)) { utf8_curlen = sv_or_pv_len_utf8(sv, tmps, curlen); if (utf8_curlen == curlen) utf8_curlen = 0; else curlen = utf8_curlen; } else utf8_curlen = 0; { STRLEN pos, len, byte_len, byte_pos; if (!translate_substr_offsets( curlen, pos1_iv, pos1_is_uv, len_iv, len_is_uv, &pos, &len )) goto bound_fail; byte_len = len; byte_pos = utf8_curlen ? sv_or_pv_pos_u2b(sv, tmps, pos, &byte_len) : pos; tmps += byte_pos; if (rvalue) { SvTAINTED_off(TARG); /* decontaminate */ SvUTF8_off(TARG); /* decontaminate */ sv_setpvn(TARG, tmps, byte_len); #ifdef USE_LOCALE_COLLATE sv_unmagic(TARG, PERL_MAGIC_collxfrm); #endif if (utf8_curlen) SvUTF8_on(TARG); } if (repl) { SV* repl_sv_copy = NULL; if (repl_need_utf8_upgrade) { repl_sv_copy = newSVsv(repl_sv); sv_utf8_upgrade(repl_sv_copy); repl = SvPV_const(repl_sv_copy, repl_len); } if (!SvOK(sv)) SvPVCLEAR(sv); sv_insert_flags(sv, byte_pos, byte_len, repl, repl_len, 0); SvREFCNT_dec(repl_sv_copy); } } if (PL_op->op_private & OPpSUBSTR_REPL_FIRST) SP++; else if (rvalue) { SvSETMAGIC(TARG); PUSHs(TARG); } RETURN; bound_fail: if (repl) Perl_croak(aTHX_ "substr outside of string"); Perl_ck_warner(aTHX_ packWARN(WARN_SUBSTR), "substr outside of str +ing"); RETPUSHUNDEF; }

Can it be improved?

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In reply to Re^2: (Placeholder) Imagine! by BrowserUk
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