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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • question - do XS modules load parallel to the jvm, or are they off the table entirely?
    • by Ovid (2709) on 2009.04.21 9:43 (#68193) Homepage Journal

      It was my understanding that, like Ruby, the C extensions won't be available. That being said, I don't know that this is impossible, but it's not planned as far as I'm aware.

      Those XS extensions written in order to interface with different C libraries might be problematic. Those written for speed would be suitable candidates for rewriting as Java approaches the speed of C (and in some benchmarks can exceed it due to Java's optimizations).

      • i guess that my pipe dream of a spidermonkey perl module running inside the jvm isn't going to happen. oh well, at least there's still rhino.