[Melbourne-pm] Q re perlxs

Brendon Oliver brendon.oliver at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 23:01:07 PDT 2005

Hey all,

I'm writing a perl wrapper for some functions in a C library we have 
here at work.  I have a situation where I want to return 0 if a 
function call fails and set $! accordingly.  Unfortunately, the 
perlxstut man page for "Example 8 (setting $!)" is "coming soon". :-(

Anybody have an example of how you do this?  I've not been able to 
figure it out from the perlxs man page and so far not much joy from 
google either (maybe it's just a bad choice of search criteria), but 
I'm still looking.

Any help greatly appreciated.


- Brendon.
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