ExtUtils::Typemaps::OutputMap

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Updated: 2020-07-28
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NAME

ExtUtils::Typemaps::OutputMap - Entry in the OUTPUT section of a typemap  

SYNOPSIS

  use ExtUtils::Typemaps;
  ...
  my $output = $typemap->get_output_map('T_NV');
  my $code = $output->code();
  $output->code("...");

 

DESCRIPTION

Refer to ExtUtils::Typemaps for details.  

METHODS

 

new

Requires "xstype" and "code" parameters.  

code

Returns or sets the OUTPUT mapping code for this entry.  

xstype

Returns the name of the XS type of the OUTPUT map.  

cleaned_code

Returns a cleaned-up copy of the code to which certain transformations have been applied to make it more ANSI compliant.  

targetable

This is an obscure but effective optimization that used to live in "ExtUtils::ParseXS" directly. Not implementing it should never result in incorrect use of typemaps, just less efficient code.

In a nutshell, this will check whether the output code involves calling "sv_setiv", "sv_setuv", "sv_setnv", "sv_setpv" or "sv_setpvn" to set the special $arg placeholder to a new value AT THE END OF THE OUTPUT CODE. If that is the case, the code is eligible for using the "TARG"-related macros to optimize this. Thus the name of the method: "targetable".

If this optimization is applicable, "ExtUtils::ParseXS" will emit a "dXSTARG;" definition at the start of the generated XSUB code, and type (see below) dependent code to set "TARG" and push it on the stack at the end of the generated XSUB code.

If the optimization can not be applied, this returns undef. If it can be applied, this method returns a hash reference containing the following information:

  type:      Any of the characters i, u, n, p
  with_size: Bool indicating whether this is the sv_setpvn variant
  what:      The code that actually evaluates to the output scalar
  what_size: If "with_size", this has the string length (as code,
             not constant, including leading comma)

 

SEE ALSO

ExtUtils::Typemaps  

AUTHOR

Steffen Mueller "<smueller@cpan.org">  

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Steffen Mueller

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
METHODS
new
code
xstype
cleaned_code
targetable
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
COPYRIGHT & LICENSE