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Microperl expects C89 (like the rest of Perl).
[perl5.git] / README.micro
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1microperl is supposed to be able a really minimal perl, even more
2minimal than miniperl. No Configure is needed to build microperl,
3on the other hand this means that interfaces between Perl and your
4operating system are left very -- minimal.
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6All this is experimental. If you don't know what to do with microperl
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7you probably shouldn't. Do not report bugs in microperl; fix the bugs.
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75bd9dfb 9We assume ANSI C89 plus the following:
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10- <stdlib.h>
11- rename()
12- opendir(), readdir(), closedir() (via dirent.h)
13- memchr (via string.h)
14- (a safe) putenv() (via stdlib.h)
15- strtoul() (via stdlib.h)
16(grep for 'define' in uconfig.sh.)
17Also, Perl times() is defined to always return zeroes.
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19If you are still reading this and you are itching to try out microperl:
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21 make -f Makefile.micro
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