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Compilation option: Binary compatibility with 5.003

There is a new Configure question that asks if you want to maintain binary compatibility with Perl 5.003. If you choose binary compatibility, you do not have to recompile your extensions, but you might have symbol conflicts if you embed Perl in another application, just as in the 5.003 release. By default, binary compatibility is preserved at the expense of symbol table pollution.

Source: what's new for perl5.004
Copyright: Larry Wall, et al.
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