|PERLPLAN9(1)||Perl Programmers Reference Guide||PERLPLAN9(1)|
Some scripts, usually identified with a *.PL extension, are self-configuring and are able to correctly create their own shebang path from config information located in Plan 9 Perl. These you won't need to be worried about.
The functions not currently implemented include:
chown, chroot, dbmclose, dbmopen, getsockopt, setsockopt, recvmsg, sendmsg, getnetbyname, getnetbyaddr, getnetent, getprotoent, getservent, sethostent, setnetent, setprotoent, setservent, endservent, endnetent, endprotoent, umask
There may be several other functions that have undefined behavior so this list shouldn't be considered complete.
SIGHUP, SIGINT, SIGQUIT, SIGILL, SIGABRT, SIGFPE, SIGKILL, SIGSEGV, SIGPIPE, SIGPIPE, SIGALRM, SIGTERM, SIGUSR1, SIGUSR2, SIGCHLD, SIGCONT, SIGSTOP, SIGTSTP, SIGTTIN, SIGTTOU
This is a preliminary alpha version of Plan 9 Perl. Still to be implemented are MakeMaker and DynaLoader. Many perl commands are missing or currently behave in an inscrutable manner. These gaps will, with perseverance and a modicum of luck, be remedied in the near future.To install this software:
1. Create the source directories and libraries for perl by running the plan9/setup.rc command (i.e., located in the plan9 subdirectory). Note: the setup routine assumes that you haven't dearchived these files into /sys/src/cmd/perl. After running setup.rc you may delete the copy of the source you originally detarred, as source code has now been installed in /sys/src/cmd/perl. If you plan on installing perl binaries for all architectures, run "setup.rc -a".
2. After making sure that you have adequate privileges to build system software, from /sys/src/cmd/perl/5.00301 (adjust version appropriately) run:
If you wish to install perl versions for all architectures (68020, mips, sparc and 386) run:
3. Wait. The build process will take a *long* time because perl bootstraps itself. A 75MHz Pentium, 16MB RAM machine takes roughly 30 minutes to build the distribution from scratch.
To begin your reading, start with:
This is a good introduction and will direct you towards other man pages that may interest you.
(Note: "mk man" may produce some extraneous noise. Fear not.)
Luther Huffman, email@example.com, Strategic Computer Solutions, Inc.