Test ExtUtils::ParseXS 3.18_04 before it's too late!

ExtUtils::ParseXS is the module that translates XS to C. There have been development releases (newest: 3.18_04) for some time now. No CPAN testers failures. But for something as low-level as this, tests can only cover so much. I've been wanting to build a full CPAN against it, but the infrastructure for that has been in maintenance for months.

Because the release contains a few important fixes, please test your XS against the new development release soon. Otherwise, I will take a bit of a risk and cut a production release.


An easy way to test, say, Foo::XS and Bar::XS against the new ExtUtils-ParseXS using cpanminus is:

cpanm --reinstall SMUELLER/ExtUtils-ParseXS-3.18_04.tar.gz Foo::XS Bar::XS

When you're done, you can return to a stable version of ExtUtils-ParseXS using:

cpanm --reinstall ExtUtils::ParseXS

Tested with Marpa::R2 and all is OK.

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