# From a program use AutoSplit; autosplit_modules(@ARGV) # From the command line perl -MAutoSplit -e 'autosplit(FILE, DIR, KEEP, CHECK, MODTIME)' ... # Another interface perl -MAutoSplit -e 'autosplit_lib_modules(@ARGV)' ...
AutoSplit is used by MakeMaker as well as by the standard Perl libraries. It operates on a file, splitting off subroutines that come after the _ _END_ _ marker and storing them as described above for AutoLoader, creating any necessary directories along the way. AutoSplit has two functions.
autosplit (file, dir, keep, check, modtime)
Splits the module into files. Each file is given the name of the subroutine it contains, with .al appended. autosplit also creates the file autosplit.ix, which serves as both a forward declaration of all package routines and as a timestamp showing when the hierarchy was last updated. Takes the following arguments:
Takes a list of modules that are assumed to be in a lib subdirectory of the current directory, processes them as described above for autosplit, and stores the resulting file in the directory lib/auto. Used in building Perl.
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