This document briefly describes perl under Mac OS (Classic). If you are running perl under Mac OS X, you don't want to be here (unless you are in the Classic environment under Mac OS X).
The perl 5.6.1 source itself builds on Mac OS , with some additional pieces. Support for Mac OS is now in the perl core, and !MacPerl? will be able to, in the future, keep in closer sync with regular perl releases.
At this time, though, it is very buggy, and is under development. An alpha release is coming very soon.
To build perl for Mac OS (as an MPW tool), you will need the addition of the ``macos'' subdirectory, distributed separately. It includes extra source files, config files, and make files. It also includes a lot of extra Mac-specific modules.
To build the !MacPerl? application, you will also need the ``macperl'' directory, which includes the source files for creating the application itself.
All of this is also available from the !SourceForge? site, via HTTP , FTP , and anonymous CVS .