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Re^2: Extending with C functions - some basic questions

by unlinker (Monk)
on Dec 18, 2010 at 05:31 UTC ( #877735=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Yes, Inline is definitely more beginner-friendly that XS or SWIG and is something I plan to go with. However even for implementing integration with C libraries that require complex data structures or call-back pointers to be passed, a basic understanding of how Perl stores various data types is required. Could you point me to a beginner-friendly description of data structures used by Perl (things like SV* etc)? Thanks


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Re^3: Extending with C functions - some basic questions
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 18, 2010 at 05:46 UTC
    Could you point me to a beginner-friendly description of data structures used by Perl (things like SV* etc)?

    For me, the clearest description of Perl's data structures is PerlGuts Illustrated.


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Re^3: Extending with C functions - some basic questions
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 18, 2010 at 07:11 UTC

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