Toby Inkster

NAME

Platform - add dependencies on platforms

DESCRIPTION

This is a documentation-only release. There is not generally any reason to install it.

The Platform::* namespace is for releasing dummy distributions which are only installable on a particular platform.

For example, Platform::Windows can only be installed on Windows machines. Perl software designed to run on Windows only may then introduce a deliberate dependency on Platform::Windows to make its platform requirement explicit.

Dependencies in ExtUtils::MakeMaker

   WriteMakefile(
      ...,
      MIN_PERL_VERSION => "5.6.1",
      PREREQ_PM => {
         "Platform::Windows" => 0,
         "Some::Module"      => "1.23",
         ...,
      },
   );

Dependencies in Module::Install

   perl_version "5.6.1";
   requires "Platform::Windows" => 0;
   requires "Some::Module"      => "1.23";

Dependencies in Module::Build

   my $build = Module::Build->new(
      ...,
      requires => {
         "perl"              => "5.6.1",
         "Platform::Windows" => 0,
         "Some::Module"      => "1.23",
         ...,
      },
   );

BUGS

Please report any bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=Platform.

SEE ALSO

Platform::Unix, Platform::Windows.

http://blogs.perl.org/users/toby_inkster/2013/03/introducing-platform.html.

https://bitbucket.org/tobyink/p5-platform.

AUTHOR

Toby Inkster <tobyink@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Toby Inkster.

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

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.




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