perl-File-Stat-Bits - Perl module for stat(2) bit mask constants
Lots of Perl modules use the Unix file permissions and type bits directly in
binary form with risk of non-portability for some exotic bits. Note that the
POSIX module does not provides all needed constants and I can't wait when the
POSIX module will be updated.
This separate module provides file type/mode bit and more constants from
sys/stat.ph and sys/sysmacros.ph without pollution caller's namespace by other
unneeded symbols from these headers. Most of these constants exported by this
module are Constant Functions (see perlsub).
Since some of Perl builds does not include these converted headers, the build
procedure will generate it for itself in the its own lib directory.
This module also should concentrate all portability and compatibility issues.
- * 2008-11-11 - Lott Caskey <lottc[AT]fugitol[DOTCOM]>
- Creation of spec file.