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Manual Reference Pages  -  DEVEL::PATCHPERL::HINTS (3)

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NAME

Devel::PatchPerl::Hints - replacement ’hints’ files

CONTENTS

VERSION

version 1.40

SYNOPSIS



  use Devel::PatchPerl::Hints;

  if ( my $content = Devel::PatchPerl::Hints->hint_file() ) {
    chmod 0644, hints/netbsd.sh or die "$!";
    open my $hints, >, hints/netbsd.sh or die "$!";
    print $hints $content;
    close $hints;
  }

  # Get a list of OS for which we have hints

  my @os = Devel::PatchPerl::Hints->hints();



DESCRIPTION

Sometimes there is a problem with Perls hints file for a particular perl port. This module provides fixed hints files encoded using MIME::Base64.

FUNCTION

The function is exported, but has to implicitly imported into the requesting package.



  use Devel::PatchPerl::Hints qw[hint_file];



It may also be called as a class method:



  use Devel::PatchPerl::Hints;

  my $content = Devel::PatchPerl::Hints->hint_file();



hint_file Takes an optional argument which is the OS name ( as would be returned by $^O ). By default it will use $^O.

In a scalar context, Will return the decoded content of the hints file suitable for writing straight to a file handle or undef list if there isn’t an applicable hints file for the given or derived OS.

If called in a list context, will return a list, the first item will be the name of the hints file that will need to be amended, the second item will be a string with the decoded content of the hints file suitable for writing straight to a file handle. Otherwise an empty list will be returned.

hints Takes no arguments, returns a list of OS names for which there are hints files.

AUTHOR

Chris Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2015 by Chris Williams and Marcus Holland-Moritz.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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