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NAME

Wasm::Wasmer - WebAssembly in Perl via Wasmer

SYNOPSIS

    use Wasm::Wasmer;

    my $wasm = Wasm::Wasmer::wat2wasm( <<END );
    (module
        (type (func (param i32 i32) (result i32)))
        (func $add (type 0)
            local.get 0
            local.get 1
            i32.add)
        (export "sum" (func $add))
    )
    END

    my $instance = Wasm::Wasmer::Module->new($wasm)->create_instance();

    # Prints 7:
    print $instance->call('sum', 2, 5) . $/;

DESCRIPTION

This distribution provides an XS binding for Wasmer. This provides a simple, fast way to run WebAssembly (WASM) in Perl.

MODULE RELATIONSHIPS

We mostly follow the relationships from Wasmer’s C API:

CHARACTER ENCODING

Generally speaking, strings that in common usage are human-readable (e.g., names of imports & exports) are character strings. Ensure that you’ve properly character-decoded such strings, or any non-ASCII characters will cause encoding bugs.

(TIP: Always incorporate code points 128-255 into your testing.)

Binary payloads (e.g., memory contents) are byte strings.

PLATFORM SUPPORT

As of this writing, Wasmer’s platform support constrains this module to supporting Linux and macOS only. (Windows might also work?)

SEE ALSO

Wasm::Wasmtime is an FFI binding to https://wasmtime.dev, a similar project to Wasmer.

Wasm provides syntactic sugar around Wasm::Wasmtime.

FUNCTIONS

This namespace defines the following:

$bin = wat2wasm( $TEXT )

Converts WASM text format to its binary-format equivalent. $TEXT should be (character-decoded) text.

LICENSE & COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2022 Gasper Software Consulting. All rights reserved.

This library is licensed under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

This library was originally a research project at cPanel, L.L.C..