The first Release Candidate of CamelBones has escaped confinement, and
can be found here:
What is CamelBones?
CamelBones is a Cocoa/Perl bridge. It allows access to the Mac OS X
framework from Perl, and access to an embedded Perl interpreter from
Objective-C. Read more about it at:
CamelBones 1.0RC1 Release Notes
Easier access to Perl for embedding by simplifying the over-complicated
CBPerl *perl = [CBPerl sharedPerl];
[perl eval:@"print 'Hello, world';"];
Implemented KVC access to Perl's package variables by way of the shared
NSDictionary *env = [[CBPerl sharedPerl] valueForKey:@"%ENV"];
id version = [[CBPerl sharedPerl] valueForKey:@"$CGI::VERSION"];
Deprecated most non-KVC access to package variables. Deprecated
still work, but emit a warning.
Added a copy of the framework with an install_path rooted at
On Tiger or newer this framework can be embedded into frameworks and
plugins. This allows, among other things, screen savers, safari plugins,
preference panes, and spotlight importers to be written in Perl.
Former "Fat Camel" release is now the default - dozens of CPAN
included in the form of pre-compiled binary "kits". Built for Panther &
Tiger (Universal), these modules can be unzipped into any convenient
for local use, or bundled into your CamelBones .app bundle for hassle-
distribution with your app.
I've registered the internet domain camelbones.org, and switched over to
using identifiers that reflect that, beginning with org.camelbones.*.
Some debugging information can now be triggered by setting these user
If this is a true value, causes a warning when messages are
received for which no corresponding method has been defined.
If this is a true value, causes warnings when unknown argument
and/or return types are found in method signatures.
Known Bugs & Limitations:
Methods with float or double return types are not supported on Intel.
calling requirements for these methods are different on Intel than on
Macs, and I have no Intel Mac with which to test and/or debug a
Cocoa programming in Perl: http://camelbones.sourceforge.net
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