These are the places to go trolling for further information, should this chapter not slake your thirst:
documentation. Jeff Okamoto and others.
documentation, along with
, is a fairly exhaustive source of information. The API reference in this document contains many more functions and macros than are covered in this chapter.
Perl 5 Porters news gateway and archive.
Usenet newsgroup is a gateway to the
mailing list, where vigorous discussions of Perl internals overshadow porting issues. Archived articles can be searched at
XS Cookbooks. Dean Roehrich.
These cookbooks, available from CPAN (look under the
directory), provide solutions to a number of sample problems covering all XS features.
(Safe/Fast I/O Library). David Korn and Kiem-Phong Vo.
Faster, extensible, and an overall better alternative to
, with backward compliance to
. Works only on Unix. Get it from CPAN's
directory, or check the following URL for a summary:
Perl compiler. Fetch from CPAN's
The Road goes ever on and on
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
- J.R.R. Tolkien,
The Lord of the Rings