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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Both the Amazon and Manning sites provide very little details on this book. In fact, I couldn't find any mention of it on the Manning website. Where can we see a Table of Contents? Thanks.
    • Re:More details? (Score:5, Informative)

      Manning are working on a web site for the book right now. Meanwhile, Slash won't let me post a full table of contents [simon-cozens.org], but here's a list of chapters:
      • Chapter 1. C for Perl Programmers
      • Chapter 2. Introduction to XS
      • Chapter 3. Advanced C
      • Chapter 4. Perl's Variable Types
      • Chapter 5. The Perl 5 API
      • Chapter 6. Advanced XS Programming
      • Chapter 7. Alternatives to XS
      • Chapter 8. Embedding Perl in C
      • Chapter 9. Embedding Case Study
      • Chapter 10. Introduction to Perl Internals
      • Chapter 11. Hacking Perl
      • Thanks, Simon. Based on the full TOC on your site, this looks like a must-have. But, will the arrival of Perl 6 not break your book, or will the Perl API in Perl 6 mimic that in Perl 5?
        • Re:More details? (Score:5, Interesting)

          will the arrival of Perl 6 not break your book

          You'd think I'd have thought of that before writing it, eh? OK, here it is: Perl 6 isn't even on the horizon yet. I'm betting it'll be at least two years (Yes, Perl 6 is nearly two years old already, and the beta was due last year. Work it out.) before we see a 6.0.0.

          Even then, I reckon another another year or so before it gets reasonably well used. Remember the fun we had trying to persuade people to move to Perl 5 from Perl 4? That one was backwards compat