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April 30, 2001 19:54
Re: [PATCH: perl@9885] win32/Makefile (nmake) update
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On Mon, 30 Apr 2001 wrote:

> Prymmer/Kahn <> writes:
> >On Sun, 29 Apr 2001, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> >
> >> > Given the odd nature of List/Util and given the ongoing discussion with
> >> 
> >> Huh?  Huh?  Odd nature and what ongoing discussion about re-packaging?
> >
> >Odd: like re List?Util has a .pm component and an .xs component.
> All extensions with a .xs component also have a .pm component - even
> if that only really does "bootstrap". 

Apologies for a quickly composed misleading reply.  Yes they all have
.pm's but the file layout is such that there is no .pm in the directory
where the Makefile.PL resides and that throws off the current
implementation of win32/FindExt::find_ext().  

 D:\perl>grep "List/Util" MANIFEST
 ext/List/Util/ChangeLog Util extension
 ext/List/Util/Makefile.PL       Util extension
 ext/List/Util/README            Util extension
 ext/List/Util/Util.xs   Util extension
 ext/List/Util/lib/List/  List::Util
 ext/List/Util/lib/Scalar/        Scalar::Util

BTW upon more careful experimentation I find that it appears that adding
the scan for .xs files will help FindExt::find_ext() to find Cwd and
List/Util as well as PerlIO/Via and XS/Typemap.  There is hope yet for it.
I guess it just remains how to deal with the bootstrap issue of how to get correctly built before building extensions then use it to build

Graham's prior comments lead me to believe that the .xs portions of
List::Util were optional. A scheme that was intended to assist the folks
with no make utilities apparently.  His comment is in the archive at:

Peter Prymmer

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