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Re^2: Pure Perl Modules, XS Modules, what's the current trends?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Dec 20, 2007 at 22:34 UTC ( #658307=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Pure Perl Modules, XS Modules, what's the current trends?
in thread Pure Perl Modules, XS Modules, what's the current trends?

In particular, a module which implements a binding to some C library, would have to re-implement the entire functionality of that library in Perl...

... or if I could get P5NCI stable and completer, it could just use that instead of XS.

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Re^3: Pure Perl Modules, XS Modules, what's the current trends?
by almut (Canon) on Dec 20, 2007 at 22:54 UTC

    ... but would you want to call it "pure Perl" in that case? I mean, from an installation point of view, you'd still have to make sure the respective prerequisite shared object file(s) will be installed on the target system...

    But irrespective of that, a stable P5NCI would be a very nice thing to have :)

      In theory, with a working and stable P5NCI installed, any module which uses it can be pure Perl, so there's no compiler necessary to install them.

        uuuhhhh...mama (salivating).

        Sounds terrific.

        But to compĺete the picture, all the good people who has kindly contributed modules that use XS would have to rewrite them to a pure-perl implementation, is my understanding correct?

        I did a small XS test once....looong time ago. Maybe it would ease my problems if I were to revisit that.

        Heatseeker Cannibal

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