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ExtUtils::MksymliPerl3Programmers ReferenExtUtils::Mksymlists(3p)


NAME
       ExtUtils::Mksymlists - write linker options files for
       dynamic extension

SYNOPSIS
           use ExtUtils::Mksymlists;
           Mksymlists({ NAME     => $name ,
                        DL_VARS  => [ $var1, $var2, $var3 ],
                        DL_FUNCS => { $pkg1 => [ $func1, $func2 ],
                                      $pkg2 => [ $func3 ] });

DESCRIPTION
       "ExtUtils::Mksymlists" produces files used by the linker
       under some OSs during the creation of shared libraries for
       dynamic extensions.  It is normally called from a Make-
       Maker-generated Makefile when the extension is built.  The
       linker option file is generated by calling the function
       "Mksymlists", which is exported by default from "ExtU-
       tils::Mksymlists".  It takes one argument, a list of key-
       value pairs, in which the following keys are recognized:

       DLBASE
           This item specifies the name by which the linker knows
           the extension, which may be different from the name of
           the extension itself (for instance, some linkers add
           an '_' to the name of the extension).  If it is not
           specified, it is derived from the NAME attribute.  It
           is presently used only by OS2 and Win32.

       DL_FUNCS
           This is identical to the DL_FUNCS attribute available
           via MakeMaker, from which it is usually taken.  Its
           value is a reference to an associative array, in which
           each key is the name of a package, and each value is
           an a reference to an array of function names which
           should be exported by the extension.  For instance,
           one might say "DL_FUNCS => { Homer::Iliad => [ qw(tro-
           jans greeks) ], Homer::Odyssey => [ qw(travellers fam-
           ily suitors) ] }".  The function names should be iden-
           tical to those in the XSUB code; "Mksymlists" will
           alter the names written to the linker option file to
           match the changes made by xsubpp.  In addition, if
           none of the functions in a list begin with the string
           boot_, "Mksymlists" will add a bootstrap function for
           that package, just as xsubpp does.  (If a boot_<&lt;pkg>&gt;
           function is present in the list, it is passed through
           unchanged.)  If DL_FUNCS is not specified, it defaults
           to the bootstrap function for the extension specified
           in NAME.

       DL_VARS
           This is identical to the DL_VARS attribute available
           via MakeMaker, and, like DL_FUNCS, it is usually spec-
           ified via MakeMaker.  Its value is a reference to an



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           array of variable names which should be exported by
           the extension.

       FILE
           This key can be used to specify the name of the linker
           option file (minus the OS-specific extension), if for
           some reason you do not want to use the default value,
           which is the last word of the NAME attribute (e.g. for
           "Tk::Canvas", FILE defaults to "Canvas").

       FUNCLIST
           This provides an alternate means to specify function
           names to be exported from the extension.  Its value is
           a reference to an array of function names to be
           exported by the extension.  These names are passed
           through unaltered to the linker options file.  Speci-
           fying a value for the FUNCLIST attribute suppresses
           automatic generation of the bootstrap function for the
           package. To still create the bootstrap name you have
           to specify the package name in the DL_FUNCS hash:

               Mksymlists({ NAME     => $name ,
                            FUNCLIST => [ $func1, $func2 ],
                            DL_FUNCS => { $pkg => [] } });

       IMPORTS
           This attribute is used to specify names to be imported
           into the extension. It is currently only used by OS/2
           and Win32.

       NAME
           This gives the name of the extension (e.g. "Tk::Can-
           vas") for which the linker option file will be pro-
           duced.

       When calling "Mksymlists", one should always specify the
       NAME attribute.  In most cases, this is all that's neces-
       sary.  In the case of unusual extensions, however, the
       other attributes can be used to provide additional infor-
       mation to the linker.

AUTHOR
       Charles Bailey &lt;bailey@newman.upenn.edu&gt;

REVISION
       Last revised 14-Feb-1996, for Perl 5.002.











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