in reply to A Practical Guide to Compiling C based Modules under ActiveState using Microsoft C++

Obviously, it also helps to know a bit of C to successfully install modules that fail make. I don't know much C, but the stuff that will most likely bite you when installing/compiling C extensions are platform / header file differences.

My approach to hacking at a C extension is, that the C code in principle works and that the included Perl tests exercise the extension behaviour good enough to uncover most things I break when dabbling.

Things that I did to get stuff to compile :

So don't be afraid to change bits in the C header files to adjust the C code to what you think your machine actually is, but do pass these changes upstream to the module author - the next release might have your change already built in - and also be prepared for bugs in your modified versions - keep track of what you changed and which extensions you compiled yourself.

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