writing XS in plain C

writing XS in plain C

By bulk 88 from NY.pm
Date: Monday, 20 June 2016 17:30
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Advanced
Language: English
Tags: c internals xs

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Even if you learned C in a classroom at some point, Perl's "XS" API for writing perl subs in something purported to be C but is really a cat on a tablet with caps lock on. In this talk I will show how difficult it is to write subs in plain C. This talk will make XS seem like a cakewalk.


Attended by: Todd Rinaldo (‎toddr‎), Dave Rolsky (‎autarch‎), Lee Johnson, David H. Adler (‎dha‎), James E Keenan (‎kid51‎), Turd Furgison (‎fartfart‎), gary, Ross Steiner (‎rdsteiner‎), Thomas Glase, Matthew Horsfall (‎alh‎), Deven Corzine (‎deven‎), Will Braswell (‎Will the Chill‎), Nicolas Rochelemagne (‎atoomic‎), Gonzalo Diethelm (‎gonzo‎), Chip Salzenberg (‎Chip‎), Julian Brown, Thomas McKernan, Rolf Langsdorf (‎LanX‎), Daniel LeWarne (‎Possum‎),