The Perl binding is maintained by Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The ZOOM binding for Larry Wall's Perl language is completely specified and implemented. Full documentation for the binding can be found at search.cpan.org/~mirk/Net-Z3950-ZOOM
To give a flavour of the Perl binding, here is ZOOM's equivalent of the ``Hello World'' program: a tiny Z39.50 client that fetches and displays the MARC record for Farlow & Brett Surman's The Complete Dinosaur from the Library of Congress.
use ZOOM; $conn = new ZOOM::Connection('z3950.loc.gov', 7090, databaseName => "Voyager", preferredRecordSyntax => "USMARC"); $rs = $conn->search_pqf('@attr 1=7 0253333490'); $rec = $rs->record(0); print $rec->render();
We currently have the following implementations of the Perl binding: