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Hello, Does anyone know where I can find the nmake module? Ive been trying to find it for so long but it can be found nowhere! I would appreciate if someone could help me with this

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Re: Where do I find the nmake module?
by Corion (Patriarch) on Jun 29, 2019 at 07:02 UTC

    There is no "nmake" module, but there is dmake on CPAN.

    What problem are you trying to solve that involves the nmake.exe program? nmake.exe comes with the Visual C++ compiler, so if you need nmake.exe, you'll likely also need the rest of VC++.

      Edit: Oops, sorry, was meant as a reply to the OP! .oO( must be the heatwave )

      Perhaps, using Strawberry Perl is a valid alternative for you?

      When I'm on Windows, I use Strawberry Perl.
      -- Larry Wall

      I don't know if that is true, but I had no problems with nmake and friends when using Strawberry Perl. It just works. Installing SB-Perl and ripping nmake.exe out might also work? It's a bit fat, though (but lighter than the driver-package for a modern graphics card ;-).

      From their web-page (my emphasis):

      Strawberry Perl is a perl environment for MS Windows containing all you need to run and develop perl applications. It is designed to be as close as possible to perl environment on UNIX systems.

      It includes perl binaries, compiler (gcc) + related tools, all the external libraries (crypto, math, graphics, xml ...), all the bundled database clients and all you expect from Strawberry Perl.

Re: Where do I find the nmake module?
by karlgoethebier (Abbot) on Jun 30, 2019 at 16:38 UTC

    In the days of old nmake.exe was available somewhere on microsoft.com as far as i remember. Now it should be available with Visual Studio Community This tool is for free. O.K. almost: Bill gets some data for his fancy collection. If you really want/need it give it a try. Best regards, Karl

    «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

    perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help