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Craig A. Berry
January 3, 2002 09:38
Re: [PATCH] Devel::PPPort Makfile.PL fixes
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At 6:39 PM +0200 1/3/02, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 05:24:24PM -0600, Craig A. Berry wrote:
>> At 03:43 AM 1/2/2002 +0200, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
>> > I went for even more extensive
>> > rewrite of the logic, we'll see how it works.
>> Not at all for me.  There were no ppport.h or ppport_h files supplied with
>> the distribution and no actions specified to build them.  The following even
>> more extensive rewrite works fine for me but has only been tested on VMS.
>grumble, grumble.  I can't apply the below any more since it conflicts
>with Nick's and Andreas' patches...

Understood.  I'll reformulate it when I can get to it (later today or

>Surely we should be able to craft make rules that work across platforms
>and satisfy the following:

I believe mine does these things but will check the resulting
makefile before I resubmit.  In general I tried to increase use of
standard arguments to WriteMakeFile and decrease weird things in the
postamble.  For example, MakeMaker already generates the line:


and O_FILES is constructed from the list of C files, so 1b below is
already taken care of if the "H"  and "C" arguments are supplied to

The only real portability concern I had was whether double quotes
around the -I options to perl would work everywhere.  Perhaps I
should use $(PERLRUNINST) instead of $(PERL).

>(1) (1a) PPPort.o depends on PPPort.c and ppport.h
>    (1b) module[23].o depend on ppport.h
>    (1c) ppport.h depends on ppport_h.PL
>    (1d) PPPort.c depends on PPPort.xs
>(2) no unnecessary recompiles (which means no unnecessary touching of files)
>(3) the ppport.h is removed on clean

Craig A. Berry         

"Literary critics usually know what they're
talking about. Even if they're wrong."
	-- Perl creator Larry Wall

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