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NAME

JavaScript::V8 - Perl interface to the V8 JavaScript engine

SYNOPSIS

  use JavaScript::V8;

  my $context = JavaScript::V8::Context->new();

  $context->bind( write => sub { print @_ } );
  $context->bind( bottles => 3 );
  $context->bind( wine_type => ['red', 'white', 'sparkling'] );

  $context->bind( wine_type_description => {
      white     => "White wine is a wine whose color is slightly yellow. This kind of wine is produced using non-coloured grapes or using red-skinned grapes' juice, not allowing it to extract pigment from the skin.",
      red       => "Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-coloured (black) grape varieties. The actual colour of the wine can range from intense violet, typical of young wines, through to brick red for mature wines and brown for older red wines.",
      sparkling => "Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the méthode champenoise, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressures involved (as in the Charmat process), or as a result of carbon dioxide injection.",
  });

  $context->eval(q/
      for (i = bottles; i > 0; i--) {
          var type = wine_type[i - 1];
          var description = wine_type_description[type];

          write(i + " bottle(s) of wine on the wall, " + i + " bottle(s) of wine\n");

          write("This is bottle of " + type + " wine. " + description + "\n\n");

          write("Take 1 down, pass it around, ");
          if (i > 1) {
              write((i - 1) + " bottle(s) of wine on the wall.\n");
          }
          else {
              write("No more bottles of wine on the wall!\n");
          }
      }
  /);

DIRECTION

Since 2012, the v8 library has changed considerably, both in its build system and its API. Additionally, at the time of this writing (Apr 2019), the latest version available for Ubuntu is about 3.14, and for Homebrew is around 3.28. Meanwhile, the latest "release"(ish) from Google is around 7.5.99.

The dramatic API changes mean that backward compatibility with the current API will be effectively impossible. Unfortunately, the likelihood of security holes in the 7-or-so year old software means it will be necessary to keep up with the current version, rather than with the one v0.08 of this module supports.

Therefore, the next steps will be to use the excellent Alien::Build to make an "alien" module that builds and makes available v8. The current Alien::V8 is not suitable, since its last release was from 2011.

Contributions of effort will be welcome. Please open an RT, or just #v8 on irc.perl.org to get involved.

INSTALLING V8

Memory notes

Please note that v8 needs around 2MB of VSZ memory. See https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=78512 for more information.

From Source

See https://v8.dev/docs/build for how. Be warned, the source repo alone is over 800MB.

On OS X

On OS X I've successfully used Homebrew, install Homebrew then:

  brew install v8

Binary

Linux

On Ubuntu 18.04 (and possibly Debian), the library and header files can be installed by running:

    sudo aptitude install libv8-3.14.5 libv8-3.14-dev

Similar packages may be available for other distributions (adjust the package names accordingly).

SEE ALSO

Further documentation

Extension modules

Other JavaScript bindings for Perl

REPOSITORY

The source code lives at http://github.com/dgl/javascript-v8.

AUTHORS

  Pawel Murias <pawelmurias at gmail dot com>
  David Leadbeater <dgl@dgl.cx>
  Paul Driver <frodwith at gmail dot com>
  Igor Zaytsev <igor.zaytsev@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

  Copyright (c) 2009-2010 Paweł Murias
  Copyright (c) 2011 David Leadbeater
  Copyright (c) 2011 Igor Zaytsev

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Claes Jakobsson <claesjac at cpan dot org>

I stole and adapted pieces of docs and API design from JavaScript.pm

Brian Hammond <brain @ fictorial dot com>

For salvaging the code of V8.pm from a message board (which I took some code and the idea from)

The hacker who wrote V8.pm and posted it on the message board

(http://d.hatena.ne.jp/dayflower/20080905/1220592409)

All the fine people at #perl@freenode.org for helping me write this module