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Streaming Source Code Updates

From:
Morbus Iff
Date:
January 30, 2002 05:34
Subject:
Streaming Source Code Updates
Message ID:
p05101400b87da60ed1b9@[63.173.138.136]

I'd like to:

 - create or use a module that allows me to stream source code updates
   to a specific program. Something like: the user clicks "update me
   now", the program downloads all differing modules and libraries,
   sticks them in the current install directory, and reloads itself
   midrun.

The closest correlation I can find is the whole
"install CPAN", "reload CPAN" sort of ideal.

 - How is this done? ie., how do you load a module at
   runtime, and then unload/reload it in mid run?

 - Does anyone have any pointers on streaming
   source code updates? Has it been done before?
   Should I go a tar.gz route, or specific modular
   downloads?

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