Michael G Schwern
schwern at pobox.com
Sat Apr 7 07:19:58 CDT 2001
On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 07:07:27PM +0100, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 03:44:34PM +0100, Stray Toaster wrote:
> > So any suggestions? Anything you specifically want to hear?
> I'd quite like to hear about perl's soft, gooey internals.
> Perl! Soft on the inside, hard on the outside. The surprising
> alternative to ... um ... shells? awks? snakes? seas?
Oddly enough, about all I really know about Perl's guts are
pseudohashes (fairly dubious information) and something about the
basic way that the basic data types are implemented. And maybe bits
about the opcode tree. Nothing you can't already get from "Advanced
Perl Programming" and the perlillguts man page.
And yes, I am not a C programmer. *
PS If anyone is good with X 4 configuration, I need help tweaking my
laptop so it gets the sync rate right with the monitors at BlackStar
so we're not all crowded around a 14" screen. Alternatively, someone
could drag along a projector.
* Incidentally, while Perl may have at some point in its history been
written in C, it is actually now written almost entirely in a jumble
of C preprocessor macros.
Michael G. Schwern <schwern at pobox.com> http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/
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