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July 18, 2001 15:29
Re: Adding a 'make diff' command to MakeMaker
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On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 05:00:19PM -0500, Ken Williams wrote:
> What's the best place to add such functionality?  I'd prefer to add it
> to one of the Perl modules and call that code in the 'make' target,
> rather than trying to write the whole thing in the makefile.

Work from the version of MakeMaker on CPAN.  It's an alpha, so the
CPAN shell won't find it.

You'd be working on ExtUtils::MakeMaker and ExtUtils::MM_Unix
primarily.  The particularly tricky bit is finding the 'diff' program
and dealing with the multitude of different versions and switches on
different platforms.  For example, many versions of diff don't support
the prefered -u option.

> p.p.s. - I initially sent this message to ,
> but the message bounced with the error "no route to host". is the new mailing list.

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