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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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Inside Perl 5

Simon Cozens, Author

Track: Perl Conference 5
Date: Monday, July 23
Time: 1:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Grande Ballroom B

Target Audience:
Potential core hackers. C knowledge advised. XS knowledge preferable.

Attendees will gain an overall understanding of the internal machinations of the Perl 5 interpreter, leaving the talk admirably placed to begin hunting down and fixing bugs, as well as being able to write more advanced XS modules. Special emphasis will be placed on how the design of the Perl 5 core relates to the proposed design of Perl 6.

Tutorial Outline:

  • Preliminaries
  • Perl's Development Structure
  • Pumpkings
  • Internal Structure
  • Major Subsystems
  • Around the Source Tree
  • Configure
  • Variable Types
  • SV Structure
  • Arrays
  • Hashes
  • CVs
  • Lexer and Parser
  • Op Trees
  • Op Types
  • Executing Operations
  • The Interpeter
  • PP Code
  • Stacks
  • The Perl Compiler
  • Perl 6 Internals

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