develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from February 2011

[DOC PATCH] RE: genmake mention from perlembed.pod is bogus

Thread Previous | Thread Next
From:
vadim.konovalov
Date:
February 21, 2011 00:38
Subject:
[DOC PATCH] RE: genmake mention from perlembed.pod is bogus
Message ID:
35BF8D9716175C43BB9D67CA60CC345E2770C8D2@FRMRSSXCHMBSC2.dc-m.alcatel-lucent.com
Hi,

it appears that chunk of explanations in perlembed.pod is repeating
some facts that already present in README.win32, yet they are now
old and mostly questionable: no special care should be taken on Win32
nowadays.

Hence, I would like to propose an attached documentation patch, which
should apply cleanly for 5.13.10

Regards,
Vadim.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Konovalov, Vadim (Vadim)** CTR ** 
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2011 1:48 PM
> To: 'Jesse Vincent'
> Cc: perl5-porters@perl.org
> Subject: RE: genmake mention from perlembed.pod is bogus
> 
> > From: Jesse Vincent [mailto:jesse@fsck.com] 
> > On Sat  8.Jan'11 at 19:16:27 +0100, Konovalov, Vadim 
> (Vadim)** CTR ** wrote:
> 
> > > I fail to find this "genmake" anywhere - 
> > ExtUtils-Embed-1.14 on CPAN is rather old and does not 
> > contain it, and ExtUtils::Embed from perl distribution does 
> > not contain it either.
> > 
> > 
> http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/DOUGM/ExtUtils-Embed-1.14/genmake looks
> > to be it.
> 
> Indeed, it is, but this is version 1.14 (24 Jul 1997), so 
> current Perl distribution has more recent ExtUtils::Embed, so 
> I come to conclusion that this 'genmake' was reaped out from 
> ExtUtils::Embed
> 
> Looking again at 
> http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/DOUGM/ExtUtils-Embed-1.14/genma
> ke and into perlembed.pod I now have an opinion that this 
> explanation is not current, and even questionable 
> 
> Moreover, nowadays, after so much improvement in Makefile.PL 
> and ExtUtils::MakeMaker support, there is no special about 
> embedding in Win32.
> 
> So attached is my vision of correcting the problem :)
> 
> Best regards,
> Vadim.
Thread Previous | Thread Next


nntp.perl.org: Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at ask@perl.org | Group listing | About