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NAME ^

Inline-Support - Support Information for Inline.pm and related modules.

DESCRIPTION ^

This document contains all of the latest support information for Inline.pm and the recognized Inline Language Support Modules (ILSMs) available on CPAN.

SUPPORTED LANGUAGES ^

The most important language that Inline supports is C. That is because Perl itself is written in C. By giving a your Perl scripts access to C, you in effect give them access to the entire glorious internals of Perl. (Caveat scriptor :-)

As of this writing, Inline also supports:

 - C++
 - Java
 - Python
 - Tcl
 - Assembly
 - CPR
 - And even Inline::Foo! :)

Projects that I would most like to see happen in the year 2001 are:

 - Fortran
 - Ruby
 - Lisp
 - Guile
 - Bash
 - Perl4

SUPPORTED PLATFORMS ^

Inline::C should work anywhere that CPAN extension modules (those that use XS) can be installed, using the typical install format of:

    perl Makefile.PL
    make
    make test
    make install

It has been tested on many Unix and Windows variants.

NOTE: Inline::C requires Perl 5.005 or higher because Parse::RecDescent requires it. (Something to do with the qr operator)

Inline has been successfully tested at one time or another on the following platforms:

    Linux
    Solaris
    SunOS
    HPUX
    AIX
    FreeBSD
    OpenBSD
    BeOS
    OS X
    WinNT
    Win2K
    WinME
    Win98
    Cygwin

The Microsoft tests deserve a little more explanation. I used the following:

 Windows NT 4.0 (service pack 6)
 Perl 5.005_03 (ActiveState build 522)
 MS Visual C++ 6.0
 The "nmake" make utility (distributed w/ Visual C++)

Inline::C pulls all of its base configuration (including which make utility to use) from Config.pm. Since your MSWin32 version of Perl probably came from ActiveState (as a binary distribution) the Config.pm will indicate that nmake is the system's make utility. That is because ActiveState uses Visual C++ to compile Perl.

To install Inline.pm (or any other CPAN module) on MSWin32 w/ Visual C++, use these:

    perl Makefile.PL
    nmake
    nmake test
    nmake install

Inline has also been made to work with Mingw32/gcc on all Windows platforms. This is a free compiler for Windows. You must also use a perl built with that compiler.

The "Cygwin" test was done on a Windows 98 machine using the Cygwin Unix/Win32 porting layer software from Cygnus. The perl binary on this machine was also compiled using the Cygwin tool set (gcc). This software is freely available from http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/

If you get Inline to work on a new platform, please send me email email. If it doesn't work, let me know as well and I'll see what can be done.

SEE ALSO ^

For general information about Inline see Inline.

For information about using Inline with C see Inline::C.

For sample programs using Inline with C see Inline::C-Cookbook.

For information on writing your own Inline Language Support Module, see Inline-API.

Inline's mailing list is inline@perl.org

To subscribe, send email to inline-subscribe@perl.org

AUTHOR ^

Brian Ingerson <INGY@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2000, 2001, 2002. Brian Ingerson. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html

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