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Re: Perl API Library

by davido (Archbishop)
on Nov 17, 2011 at 17:24 UTC ( #938649=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl API Library

Are you asking how to create subroutines/functions? perlsub

Are you asking how to create modules or objects? perlmod, perlmodlib, perlobj, perlref, perlreftut, perltoot, perlboot, perltooc, and of course Moose.

Are you asking how to use Perl's internal API (intended for extending and embedding via C/XS)?: perlguts, perlcall, perlxstut, perlapi, Inline::C, Inline, Inline::C-Cookbook, perlembed, perlxs, h2xs (and a large investment of time required)

Could you maybe just give a small example of what you're trying to accomplish? You need to accomplish X, you believe Y is how to get there. But maybe Z is a better approach. Since we don't know what X is, and it's unclear what you mean by Y, we don't know if you're on track or if Z really would be better.


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Re^2: Perl API Library
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 18, 2011 at 05:03 UTC

    I want to know what are PERL API libraries?

      Were the resources pointed to in my previous post not comprehensive enough? ... I don't blame you; the perlapi, perlxs, perlxstut, and perlguts (as well as perlembed) documents cover pretty advanced topics. Are you sure you want to pull back the curtain? The dragons haven't been fed lately, and they're looking both hungry and ill-tempered.

      Perhaps you could describe what it is that you're trying to accomplish so we can provide more meaningful help.


      Smells like homework. Ask your teacher. Random guess: The expected answer is "XSUBs".


      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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