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The PerlBench module

This is the README for the PerlBench Perl module. You're probably looking at this because you don't know where else to find what you're looking for. Read this once and you might never have to read one again for any Perl module.


The documentation is a bit scant. Look at the various perlbench-* programs in the top-level of this distribution to see what they do (and maybe help to fill out the docs a bit).


You can install this module with a CPAN client, which will resolve and install the dependencies:

% cpan PerlBench
% cpanm PerlBench

You can also install directly from the distribution directory, which will also install the dependencies:

% cpan .
% cpanm .

You could install just this module manually:

% perl Makefile.PL
% make
% make test
% make install

You probably don't want to do that unless you're fiddling with the module and only want to run the tests without installing anything.

Source location

The meta data, such as the source repository and bug tracker, is in Makefile.PL or the META.* files it creates. You can find that on those CPAN web interfaces, but you can also look at files directly in the source repository:

If you find a problem, file a ticket in the issue tracker:

Getting help

Although I'm happy to hear from module users in private email, that's the best way for me to forget to do something.

Besides the issue trackers, you can find help at Perlmonks or Stackoverflow, both of which have many competent Perlers who can answer your question, almost in real time. They might not know the particulars of this module, but they can help you diagnose your problem.

You might like to read brian's Guide to Solving Any Perl Problem.

You should have received a LICENSE file, but the license is also noted in the module files. About the only thing you can't do is pretend that you wrote code that you didn't.

Good luck!


brian d foy,