Are you saying that hackers include C/XS code as a technique to keep Perl code platform independent?
Update: I'm going to follow up since no reply has been forthcoming. There are a couple of Anonymous Monks who are legit hackers and my question was for potential clarification if I was missing something I might not understand. No follow up means I'm pretty sure I'm not missing anything and the upvotes the node above is attracting are irritating me.
Including C code with your Perl code is close to the bottom of the list for effective methods of achieving platform independence as opposed to pure Perl which generally achieves it perfectly outside FS issues anyway. This non-answer, ALSO, HERE'S SOMETHING BARELY RELATED, NON-TECHNICAL, AND COINCIDENTALLY WRONG, screams sundialsvc4 to me despite the newfound self-control over formatting and logorrhea. You're going to continue to get the benefit of the doubt when posting without using your account. It absolutely does not make your wrong answers okay or expose bias—just general goodwill here—because you can trick a few visitors into the odd ++.