PERL HBM -------- The Perl extension to HB and the Perl HB Module General Information 1. DESCRIPTION In this package you will find two different (although related) things. The first is an interface for Perl to HB, allowing you to use the functionality provided by the later from your Perl scripts (Perl calls HB). You can find that in the perlhb directory. The second is an HBM allowing you to embed and execute Perl code inside of your HB scripts (HB calls Perl). You can find that in the hbperl directory. It should be noted that the second part of this package depends on the first. When HB calls Perl, Perl will need to call some of the functions in HB back if it is to do anything useful. For that reason, you will need to install the HB extension to Perl if you plan to use the Perl HBM. 2. REQUERIMENTS To use this extension you'll need: - Perl 5.005. We have not tested this distribution in earlier releases of the Perl interpreter. Do it and let us know if it works. - HB 1.9.8 or newer. This packages uses functionality recently added to HB and, for that reason, does not work in older versions. 3. INSTALLATION See the INSTALL file for instructions on how to build and install this package. 4. DOCUMENTATION You can find more information on how to use HB from your Perl scripts and how to use Perl from your HB files in the doc/ directory or online at the following URL: <http://bachue.com/hb/perl> 5. AUTHOR This package was created by Alejandro Forero Cuervo, who can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. He encourages you to send him any suggestions and patches you may want.