Inline-Support - Support Information for Inline.pm and related modules.
This document contains all of the latest support information for
Inline.pm and the recognized Inline Language Support Modules (ILSMs) available on CPAN.
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++ - Python - CPR
Projects that I would most like to see happen in the year 2001 are:
- Java - Fortran - Ruby - Bash
Note: Since many
C compilers allow the use of assembly code within C, you may want to consider Assembly Language as supported. Ready to start scripting out new device drivers?
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 variants and Windows NT.
Inline::C requires Perl 5.005 or higher because
Parse::RecDescent requires it. (Something to do with the
Inline has been tested on the following platforms:
V# OS OS V# Perl V# Human Email 0.20 FreeBSD 3.4 5.00503 Timothy A Gregory email@example.com 0.20 FreeBSD 4.0 5.00503 Timothy A Gregory firstname.lastname@example.org 0.20 FreeBSD 4.0 5.6 Timothy A Gregory email@example.com 0.20 Linux 2.0.36 5.00503 Prakasa Bellam firstname.lastname@example.org 0.20 HPUX B.10.20 5.00503 Jamie Shaffer email@example.com 0.20 SunOS 5.6 5.6.0 Jamie Shaffer firstname.lastname@example.org 0.20 SunOS 5.5.1 5.6.0 Jamie Shaffer email@example.com 0.22 OpenBSD 2.7 5.6.0 Jeremy Devenport firstname.lastname@example.org 0.22 FreeBSD 3.1 5.00503 Doug Beaver email@example.com 0.25 Linux 2.2.13 5.00503 Brian Ingerson firstname.lastname@example.org 0.25 Linux 2.2.13 5.6 Brian Ingerson email@example.com 0.25 WinNT 4.0 sp6 5.00503 Brian Ingerson firstname.lastname@example.org 0.26 Cygwin 1.1.1 5.6.0 Leo Schalkwyk L.Schalkwyk@iop.kcl.ac.uk 0.26 AIX 4.3.3 5.00502 Norbert E. Gruener nog@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE 0.26 BeOS 5.03Pro 5.00503 Daniel J. Berger email@example.com
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.
Inline.pm (or any other CPAN module) on MSWin32 w/ Visual C++, use these:
perl Makefile.PL nmake nmake test nmake install
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/
Inline works on your platform, you can email me the info above. If it doesn't work, let me know as well and I'll see what can be done.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe, send email to email@example.com
Brian Ingerson <INGY@cpan.org>
Copyright (c) 2000, Brian Ingerson.
All Rights Reserved. This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the Perl Artistic License.