Revision history for Sort::External 0.18 2008-09-03 * Tamp down memory consumption. * Increase default mem_threshold to 8 MiB. * Improve testing reliability under Windows. 0.171 2008-08-22 * Fix support for Perl 5.6.2. * Specify Perl 5.6.2 as a minimum version. 0.17 2008-08-17 * Prepended hyphens removed from parameter names (but -old_style_params still work). * Fixed endless loop bug (RT #37623) which affected certain inputs when a sortsub was provided. * Now uses only one temp file. * Reimplemented using C-struct-based rather than Perl-hash-based objects. * Clone dependency eliminated. 0.16 2005-12-09 * Restored -line_separator as dummy arg, for backwards compatibility with Search::Kinosearch 0.21. 0.15 2005-11-29 * Now preserves taint and utf8 flags. * Explicitly forbid refs rather than fail with an IO error. * -mem_threshold now the default flush trigger mechanism. * -line_separator removed. 0.14 2005-11-01 * Fixed a memory leak. 0.13 2005-10-31 * Fixed compilation problems for pre-c99 compilers. 0.12 2005-10-21 * Fixed intermittent bug in gatekeeper algo which produced bad sorts. 0.11 2005-09-17 * 5-40% speed improvement, depending on config. * Now an XS module (it already had XS dependencies). * Devel::Size dependency eliminated. * -mem_threshold now uses cruder but quicker algo for tracking memory. * Now uses custom IO setup based on length => string pairings. * Bugs associated with old IO based on linesep and split now gone. * -line_separator deprecated, custom -line_separator removed. * Fixed failing test. 0.10 2005-07-28 * Implemented -mem_threshold. * Implemented -flags parameter for finish(). 0.05 2005-07-17 * Fixed bug with empty -sortfile when no tempfiles were needed. * Fixed bug sorting empty strings with -line_separator specified. 0.04 2005-06-29 * Fixed 2 bugs regarding random line separator. 0.03 2005-06-09 * Fixed 1-in-10 crashing bug. * Added 'random' -line_separator functionality. 0.02 2005-06-07 * Fixed bug where fetch returned 0 rather than undef. * Fixed crashing bug when finish called before feed. * Change to only use disk cache if necessary. 0.01 2005-05-29 * Moved from Sort::MonsterSort to Sort::External at the suggestion of the PAUSE admins.