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Re: Re: MakeMaker, h2xs, and writing CPAN modules

by perrin (Chancellor)
on Jun 24, 2002 at 05:37 UTC ( #176692=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: MakeMaker, h2xs, and writing CPAN modules
in thread MakeMaker, h2xs, and writing CPAN modules

Okay, so you're saying the thing to do is write the module and then use h2xs just to help create the distribution? That sounds reasonable and is basically what I've ended up with, it's just that all of the docs make it sound like you should start with h2xs.
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Re: Re: Re: MakeMaker, h2xs, and writing CPAN modules
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Jun 24, 2002 at 14:03 UTC

    You can write the module either before or after you use h2xs. I've done both. When the docs are so strident about using h2xs, they're primarily referring to using it for modules that you are going to distribute (see "How To Write a Makefile.PL" in perldoc ExtUtils::MakeMaker).

    If you've already written your module, then use h2xs, though to be frank, using this utility before you start to write the module is easier because the Test::Harness is all ready to go, thus writing tests and using make test is sooooo much simpler.

    Cheers,
    Ovid

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