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What is the /auto/ directory used for?by nmerriweather (Friar)
|on Aug 19, 2006 at 17:36 UTC||Need Help??|
nmerriweather has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm trying to use Devel::Cycle and Devel::GC::Helper to profile some code
Its not working, because Perl can't load auto/DBI/FIRSTKEY.al
Looking into things, I've noticed that I have very few things in my Perl/VERSION/auto and Perl/VERSION/PLATFORM/auto folders.
Looking at various news postings on the net, many people seem to have a auto/DBI directory. I do not.
Can someone please explain to me what /auto/ is ? Is it autoloader compiled stuff? Is it some XS thing? Is there a setting in my cpan conf or something that can get DBI to compile stuff there?
update I actually do have an auto/dbi directory. that was a stupid mistake. it only has these files though:
and i still don't understand what auto is.