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view documentation of installed libraries bound using Glib::Object::Introspection


perli11ndoc allows you to view Perl documentation for Glib libraries bound to Perl using Glib::Object::Introspection. Glib::Object::Introspection uses the gobject-introspection and libffi projects to dynamically create Perl bindings for a wide variety of libraries. Examples include gtk+, webkit, libsoup and many more. All libraries currently installed will be shown with Perl-specific documentation and examples. Where Glib::Object::Introspection differs from the C library, differences are pointed out and the Perl-specific interface is defined.


perli11ndoc requires that XML::LibXML be installed to run. It also requires that the corresponding C library headers be installed on the system to provide documentation. For instance, on a Debian-based system you would need libgtk-3-dev to see the Perl introspected documentation for Gtk3.

See Also

perl-Glib: Glib

gobject-introspection: <>

libffi: <>

Glib::Object::Introspection: <>


Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi at linux intel com>

muppet <scott asofyet org>

Torsten Schönfeld <kaffeetisch at gmx de>


This utility is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Lesser General Public License (LGPL).  For more information, see


2023-07-20 perl v5.38.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation