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Re^2: Adding user-defined modules under ActiveState

by davies (Parson)
on Oct 14, 2012 at 22:16 UTC ( #998984=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread Adding user-defined modules under ActiveState

Which tutorials would you recommend? I know how to write a module; my problem is not knowing how to make it available without conflicting in some way with PPM (something I use without understanding). The only two that look as though they might be relevant to PPM are Installing CPAN on a Windows system, which doesn't help as I don't want to buy Visual Studio, and HowTo build and distribute a PPMed module for Win32, which is about making packages for PPM. Again, I don't - I just want to avoid conflicts. By the same token, I have no plans to release on CPAN, and am highly nervous of any book that doesn't profess in bold type that all species of U*x will be ignored utterly. I'm very much writing for Excel, and while I accept that Linux is better, I need Messware solutions and have too much experience of documentation that claims to be polyglot but is utterly incompatible with Messware in general and ActiveState in particular.

Regards,

John Davies

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Re^3: Adding user-defined modules under ActiveState
by syphilis (Chancellor) on Oct 15, 2012 at 02:06 UTC
    my problem is not knowing how to make it available without conflicting in some way with PPM

    It would be a very rare thing for such a conflict to arise. And you would have to go to quite some trouble to create a conflict that could not be resolved trivially. Is there something in particular about your module that's making you wary in this regard ?

    Unless your module overwrites the files that PPM uses internally (all of which reside in your perl installation), I can't see that any such concern is warranted - especially if the module is not going to be installed via PPM, and if there's not even a PPM package for it.

    Cheers,
    Rob

      Many thanks - that's the answer I was hoping to get! I was in the position of knowing enough to be scared but not enough to be confident, since I didn't know how PPM might react to seeing a module that wasn't in one of its repositories. Not being able to find anything by searching didn't help, either.

      Regards,

      John Davies

Re^3: Adding user-defined modules under ActiveState
by bulk88 (Priest) on Oct 15, 2012 at 00:27 UTC
    which doesn't help as I don't want to buy Visual Studio
    Download a copy of Platform SDK, aslong as its as old or newer than your OS. 2003 is fine. Activestate compiles all its XS modules for its PPM tool using a circa 2002-2003 Platform SDK (or a VC 6 with circa 2003 Platform SDK headers for NT 5.1/5.2 compatibility).

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