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Re: Rationale for why successive Perl releases are not XS-compatible?

by vrk (Chaplain)
on Mar 27, 2017 at 07:55 UTC ( #1186048=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Rationale for why successive Perl releases are not XS-compatible?

Some blue sky thinking... FFI::Platypus is a libffi interface for Perl. You could modify SWIG to produce pure Perl glue code targeting FFI::Platypus instead of producing XS. Then you only need to worry about having FFI::Platypus installed on customer systems. But it would only solve the problem if 1) someone wrote a SWIG backend (some months of work) and 2) FFI::Platypus is easy to install (haven't checked).

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