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[PBML] Re: Reason for using a perl makefile

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  • Nikita Fleurie
    Makefiles simply eases the process of installation by throwing all of the arguments to be compiled and flags into one file for the user to execute instead of
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 21, 1999
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      Makefiles simply eases the process of installation by throwing all of the
      arguments to be compiled and flags into one file for the user to execute
      instead of typing a dozen or so lines to manually install.



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Frank Hale <frankhale@...>
      To: perl-beginner@... <perl-beginner@...>; tcg@...
      <tcg@...>
      Date: Sunday, November 21, 1999 4:23 PM
      Subject: [PBML] Reason for using a perl makefile


      >I've seen many modules with a Makefile.PL but I would
      >like to figure out what it does? What is the purpose
      >of using a makefile? In any case I've just started
      >with the creation of perl modules and am eager to
      >learn what makefiles do.
      >
      >Thanks.
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