hotshot has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi all,

I would like to know of a way to call existing C library functions from Perl, so I tried reading a little on perlxs (is there any other way?).
The thing is I'm working with perl 5.8.0 and all the examples programs speak of very old perl version and not competible with my version, so I can train the subject.
Is there a place I can get updated information on the subject.