The best place for a more technical discussion about
a change to PDL internals would be the pdl-porters
mailing list---starting with what ExtUtils::Depends support
means and why PDL doesn't...


On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 9:06 PM, mohawk <mohawk111@users.sf.net> wrote:

[feature-requests:#81] PDL not supporting ExtUtils::Depends - why?

Status: open
Group:
Created: Sat Apr 05, 2014 01:06 AM UTC by mohawk
Last Updated: Sat Apr 05, 2014 01:06 AM UTC
Owner: nobody

I am looking to simplify (delete code from) Gimp-Perl. The other dependencies it has are GNOME-related and support ExtUtils::Depends and its resulting , and the resulting Makefile.PL is extremely simple EXCEPT for the PDL part; the important bits support Gtk2 and Glib look like this:

my $pkg = new ExtUtils::Depends Gimp, Gtk2;
WriteMakefile(
[...]
$pkg->get_makefile_vars,
[...]

It would be amazing to be able to just support PDL by adding ", PDL" to the previous initialisation line. It would be a one-liner addition to the build for PDL. Please let me know if you would like this, and I will make a git-format patch.


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