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Re: Perl & SWIG best practices?

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on May 22, 2011 at 19:37 UTC ( [id://906192] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl & SWIG best practices?

My understanding from similar recent investigations is that Module::Build is newer than the old Makefile.PL tools and should be used instead. But Dist::Zilla offers even better tools for the author (though is hard to install), and Module::Install is even better than Module::Build for whatever technical reasons and in working with up-to-date best practices. (see link)

It seems there is a lot to learn about testing, and module creation scripts are well behind the curve in what they set up for you.

The normal installation process will run the C compiler if necessary. For these build tools, you just have to use the proper naming and directory convention and it knows what to do.