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heyi xiao
August 27, 2009 14:40
Re: source code for builtin functions
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and Shawn, for all the information.

I knew perl is written in C, but I am still interested in
checking the C source for some builtin function directly. Is there any good way
to go?


--- On Thu, 8/27/09, Uri Guttman <> wrote:

From: Uri Guttman <>
Subject: Re: source code for builtin functions
To: "heyi xiao" <>
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 4:25 PM

>>>>> "hx" == heyi xiao <> writes:

  hx> My linux system has a pre-installed perl. Is there a good way to
  hx> check the source code for builtin functions, like reverse etc. I
  hx> want to check the source code for better learning/understanding.

all builtin functions are in c and not perl so you will not learn any
perl from examining them. and you can always get the perl source from or from your linux distro (look for a source or developer
package vs the regular one).


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