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  • Have you read the perlxstut manpage, new in 5.8.0 ? Is it clearer than the older docs ?
    • Err, no. In fact I haven't read that! I made myself acquainted with XS using the perlxstut from 5.6.1. I didn't know there was a new one.

      It seems to have one more example. Incidentally it's one dealing with filehandles which is what I will need very soon. That's certainly an improvement!

      But the Typemap section is still too thin. It still does not mention the special symbols $var, $arg and $type. I'd love to be able to say perldoc perltypemap and get a concise description of what a typemap file is really f