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Manual Reference Pages  -  DEVEL::PATCHPERL (3)

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NAME

Devel::PatchPerl - Patch perl source a la Devel::PPPort’s buildperl.pl

CONTENTS

VERSION

version 1.40

SYNOPSIS



  use strict;
  use warnings;

  use Devel::PatchPerl;

  Devel::PatchPerl->patch_source( 5.6.1, /path/to/untarred/perl/source/perl-5.6.1 );



DESCRIPTION

Devel::PatchPerl is a modularisation of the patching code contained in Devel::PPPort’s buildperl.pl.

It does not build perls, it merely provides an interface to the source patching functionality.

FUNCTION

patch_source Takes two parameters, a perl version and the path to unwrapped perl source for that version. It dies on any errors.

If you don’t supply a perl version, it will attempt to auto-determine the perl version from the specified path.

If you don’t supply the path to unwrapped perl source, it will assume the current working directory.

determine_version Takes one optional parameter, the path to unwrapped perl source. It returns the perl version of the source code at the given location. It returns undef on error.

If you don’t supply the path to unwrapped perl source, it will assume the current working directory.

PLUGIN SYSTEM

See Devel::PatchPerl::Plugin for details of Devel::PatchPerl’s plugin system.

CAVEAT

Devel::PatchPerl is intended only to facilitate the building of perls, not to facilitate the testing of perls. This means that it will not patch failing tests in the perl testsuite.

SEE ALSO

Devel::PPPort

Devel::PatchPerl::Plugin

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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