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

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pyperl: Perl & Python is True!

Gisle Aas, Senior Developer, ActiveState
Neil Watkiss, Developer, ActiveState

Track: Perl Conference 5
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Grande Ballroom A

'pyperl' is an extension module that bridges the gap between Perl and Python. It allows Python code to invoke Perl code and operate directly on Perl data and permits Perl code to do the same to Python code and data. This provides for almost seamless integration between the languages and thereby greatly expands the library of modules available to each of the languages.

ActiveState and Digital initially developed the pyperl extension Creations as the foundation for supporting Perl in the Zope application server. It has since been used to glue Perl and Python together in several other projects at ActiveState.

This talk will present the design and major features that pyperl provides to both Python and Perl programmers. The talk will describe how the function call, data, thread and exception models of the two languages mix together and it will demonstrate how you can take advantage of CPAN modules from Python. We will also show how pyperl was integrated into the Inline.pm framework to create Inline::Python.


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