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David Mertens
January 16, 2012 04:08
Re: typemap documentation
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Steffen -

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 3:46 AM, Tony Cook <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 08:45:43AM +0100, Steffen Mueller wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > would anybody oppose if I tried to get the existing documentation on
> > the core typemaps updated and into a manpage like perlxstypemap or
> > so (with the appropriate pointers from perlxs)? We have quite a bit
> > of docs on many typemaps in XS-Typemap's Typemap.xs. The sole
> > purpose of that module seems to test the typemaps. I don't believe
> > XS::Typemap is installed at all and thus the docs aren't available
> > to end-users easily.
> I would love improved typemap documentation.
> Not just the predefined types, but documentation of $var, $arg, $ntype
> and any other variables set in XS rules.
> Tony

I second this, and I would also be happy to help in whatever way I can. All
I know about typemaps is from Extending and Embedding Perl, which did not
leave me with a sense of mastery of the topic.


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