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ExtUtils::MM_Win32

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3)
Updated: 2001-09-21
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NAME

ExtUtils::MM_Win32 - methods to override UN*X behaviour in ExtUtils::MakeMaker  

SYNOPSIS

 use ExtUtils::MM_Win32; # Done internally by ExtUtils::MakeMaker if needed

 

DESCRIPTION

See ExtUtils::MM_Unix for a documentation of the methods provided there. This package overrides the implementation of these methods, not the semantics.  

Overridden methods

dlsyms
replace_manpage_separator
Changes the path separator with .
maybe_command
Since Windows has nothing as simple as an executable bit, we check the file extension.

The PATHEXT env variable will be used to get a list of extensions that might indicate a command, otherwise .com, .exe, .bat and .cmd will be used by default.

init_DIRFILESEP
Using \ for Windows.
init_others
Override some of the Unix specific commands with portable ExtUtils::Command ones.

Also provide defaults for LD and AR in case the %Config values aren't set.

LDLOADLIBS's default is changed to $Config{libs}.

Adjustments are made for Borland's quirks needing -L to come first.

init_platform
Add MM_Win32_VERSION.
platform_constants
special_targets
Add .USESHELL target for dmake.
static_lib
Changes how to run the linker.

The rest is duplicate code from MM_Unix. Should move the linker code to its own method.

dynamic_lib
Complicated stuff for Win32 that I don't understand. :(
extra_clean_files
Clean out some extra dll.{base,exp} files which might be generated by gcc. Otherwise, take out all *.pdb files.
init_linker
perl_script
Checks for the perl program under several common perl extensions.
xs_o
This target is stubbed out. Not sure why.
pasthru
All we send is -nologo to nmake to prevent it from printing its damned banner.
oneliner
These are based on what command.com does on Win98. They may be wrong for other Windows shells, I don't know.
cd
dmake can handle Unix style cd'ing but nmake (at least 1.5) cannot. It wants:

    cd dir
    command
    another_command
    cd ..

NOTE This cd can only go one level down. So far this sufficient for what MakeMaker needs.

max_exec_len
nmake 1.50 limits command length to 2048 characters.
os_flavor
Windows is Win32.


 

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