FAQ 3.30 What's MakeMaker?

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    3.30: What's MakeMaker?

    (contributed by brian d foy)

    The "ExtUtils::MakeMaker" module, better known simply as "MakeMaker",
    turns a Perl script, typically called "Makefile.PL", into a Makefile.
    The Unix tool "make" uses this file to manage dependencies and actions
    to process and install a Perl distribution.



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