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NAME ^

ModPerl::MM -- A "subclass" of ExtUtils::MakeMaker for mod_perl 2.0

Synopsis ^

  use ModPerl::MM;
  
  # ModPerl::MM takes care of doing all the dirty job of overriding 
  ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile(...);

  # if there is a need to extend the default methods 
  sub MY::constants {
      my $self = shift;
      $self->ModPerl::MM::MY::constants;
      # do something else;
  }

  # or prevent overriding completely
  sub MY::constants { shift->MM::constants(@_); }";

  # override the default value of WriteMakefile's attribute
  my $extra_inc = "/foo/include";
  ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile(
      ...
      INC => $extra_inc,
      ...
  );

  # extend the default value of WriteMakefile's attribute
  my $extra_inc = "/foo/include";
  ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile(
      ...
      INC => join " ", $extra_inc, ModPerl::MM::get_def_opt('INC'),
      ...
  );

Description ^

ModPerl::MM is a "subclass" of ExtUtils::MakeMaker for mod_perl 2.0, to a degree of sub-classability of ExtUtils::MakeMaker.

When ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile() is used instead of ExtUtils::MakeMaker::WriteMakefile(), ModPerl::MM overrides several ExtUtils::MakeMaker methods behind the scenes and supplies default WriteMakefile() arguments adjusted for mod_perl 2.0 build. It's written in such a way so that normally 3rd party module developers for mod_perl 2.0, don't need to mess with Makefile.PL at all.

MY:: Default Methods ^

ModPerl::MM overrides method foo as long as Makefile.PL hasn't already specified a method MY::foo. If the latter happens, ModPerl::MM will DWIM and do nothing.

In case the functionality of ModPerl::MM methods needs to be extended, rather than completely overriden, the ModPerl::MM methods can be called internally. For example if you need to modify constants in addition to the modifications applied by ModPerl::MM::MY::constants, call the ModPerl::MM::MY::constants method (notice that it resides in the package ModPerl::MM::MY and not ModPerl::MM), then do your extra manipulations on constants:

  # if there is a need to extend the methods 
  sub MY::constants {
      my $self = shift;
      $self->ModPerl::MM::MY::constants;
      # do something else;
  }

In certain cases a developers may want to prevent from ModPerl::MM to override certain methods. In that case an explicit override in Makefile.PL will do the job. For example if you don't want the constants() method to be overriden by ModPerl::MM, add to your Makefile.PL:

  sub MY::constants { shift->MM::constants(@_); }";

ModPerl::MM overrides the following methods:

ModPerl::MM::MY::post_initialize

This method is deprecated.

WriteMakefile() Default Arguments ^

ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile supplies default arguments such as INC and TYPEMAPS unless they weren't passed to ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile from Makefile.PL.

If the default values aren't satisfying these should be overriden in Makefile.PL. For example to supply an empty INC, explicitly set the argument in Makefile.PL.

  ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile(
      ...
      INC => '',
      ...
  );

If instead of fully overriding the default arguments, you want to extend or modify them, they can be retrieved using the ModPerl::MM::get_def_opt() function. The following example appends an extra value to the default INC attribute:

  my $extra_inc = "/foo/include";
  ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile(
      ...
      INC => join " ", $extra_inc, ModPerl::MM::get_def_opt('INC'),
      ...
  );

ModPerl::MM supplies default values for the following ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile attributes:

CCFLAGS

LIBS

INC

OPTIMIZE

LDDLFLAGS

TYPEMAPS

dynamic_lib

OTHERLDFLAGS

  dynamic_lib => { OTHERLDFLAGS => ... }

macro

MOD_INSTALL

  macro => { MOD_INSTALL => ... }

makes sure that Apache-Test/ is added to @INC.

Public API ^

The following functions are a part of the public API. They are described elsewhere in this document.

WriteMakefile()

  ModPerl::MM::WriteMakefile(...);

get_def_opt()

  my $def_val = ModPerl::MM::get_def_opt($key);
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