Perl Bindings Come For Wayland
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 17 November 2013 at 03:05 AM EST. 6 Comments
While the Perl scripting language normally isn't relied upon by Linux graphics driver developers, Perl bindings to Wayland have been published.

Wayland bindings have come to Perl so it's now possible to interact with Wayland via this dynamic open-source language. The Perl bindings were generated from the Wayland protocol XML definitions and this Perl WL package wraps the requests, handles event processing, etc. Published as part of the binding announcement this weekend is also an example Wayland client written in Perl.

The Wayland Perl bindings support was done by Lubomir Rintel and can be found via on The Wayland Perl announcement comes courtesy of the Wayland-devel list.

Wayland is language-binding friendly and has already has Node.js JavaScript support, Java Android bindings, and other languages and the official C bindings.

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