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Re: An article on writing Perl extensions without XS

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December 17, 2013 12:38
Re: An article on writing Perl extensions without XS
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Zefram wrote:
> The only part that's really tradition is the specific names of the
> variables.  As I said, you wouldn't naturally reinvent the same names
> if you were approaching the problem afresh.  (A lot of people would
> come up with "items" and "sp", or at least names close to those, but
> "ax" is utterly arbitrary.)  Outside the context of the code generated
> by XS, we use the same names for these variables just because they're
> the established names.
> -zefram

I asked Larry in the flesh about what ax means, he didn't remember/know. 
I think/WAG it meant "array index", var ix, used for ALIAS: support 
means "interface index".

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