FAQ 3.27 Where can I learn about linking C with Perl?

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3.27: Where can I learn about linking C with Perl?

    If you want to call C from Perl, start with perlxstut, moving on to
    perlxs, xsubpp, and perlguts. If you want to call Perl from C, then read
    perlembed, perlcall, and perlguts. Don't forget that you can learn a lot
    from looking at how the authors of existing extension modules wrote
    their code and solved their problems.

    You might not need all the power of XS. The Inline::C module lets you
    put C code directly in your Perl source. It handles all the magic to
    make it work. You still have to learn at least some of the perl API but
    you won't have to deal with the complexity of the XS support files.


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