Text::LevenshteinXS is an XS implementation of the Levenshtein edit distance in Perl.
A good point to start is: <http://www.merriampark.com/ld.htm>

See also Text::Levenshtein on CPAN for a pure Perl version of this module. 


This suite requires Perl 5; I tested it only under Perl 5.6.

Text::LevenshteinXS requires the Test module.

A C compiler.


You install Text::LevenshteinXS by running these commands in the *nix environment:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make test (optional)
   make install

To install Text::LevenshteinXS in the Win32 environment, use nmake instead of make.
nmake is available for free (in a self extracting executable):
After download and inflate, put nmake.exe and nmake.err in c:\windows\command .
You need also a C compiler (e.g. Visual C++).


POD format documentation is included in LevenshteinXS.pm.  
POD is readable with the command:

  perldoc Text::LevenshteinXS


The latest version of Text::LevenshteinXS is available from the
CPAN <http://search.cpan.org/> 


Copyright 2003 Dree Mistrut <dree@friul.it>

This package is free software and is provided "as is" without express
or implied warranty.  You can redistribute it and/or modify it under 
the same terms as Perl itself.