The next three chapters teach a black art—programming Perl modules in C. To get the most out of these chapters you’ll need to have some experience with the C programming language. You don’t need to be a C guru, but you do need to know your pointers and macros. If you’re worried that you don’t know enough C, I suggest you buy a good C reference and give it a try. When you get stuck, hit the books—I think you’ll find it happening less often than you expect.
KeywordsGarbage Collection Memory Management Memory Allocation Calling Convention Reference Value
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