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From:
Shlomi Fish
Date:
April 11, 2008 07:57
Subject:
Re: Machine-Manipulatable Arguments for Module::Build
Message ID:
200804111756.59203.shlomif@iglu.org.il
Hi!

Sorry for the late response.

On Friday 11 April 2008, Guy Hulbert wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-11-04 at 14:59 +0300, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> > Hi Guy!
> >
> > I hope you don't take it the wrong way, but I found your message hard to
> > follow. You often broken my paragraphs or even my sentences in half, lost
> > a lot of yours and mine's original context, etc. But I'll try to do the
> > best I can.
>
> Sorry.  I find it hard to understand things I have to scroll.
>

Ah OK. I guess it was an impedance mismatch.

> [snip]
>
> > > > Depends what you mean by "new". If you mean
> > >
> > > Not existing CPAN Modules.
> >
> > "Not existing CPAN Modules" is also a bit ambigious.
>
> NAME-VERSION not previously uploaded
>
> [snip]

OK.

>
> > Can you give an exact link to his original post, or quote it?
>
> Ok, google: perl module authors archive
>
> Here's his original message (one i ignored mostly ... i think I'll go
> back and look at the links now --- the is in a different thread, named
> "Re: <your-original-subject>" ... I wonder why that happened).
> http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.module-authors/2008/04/msg6395.html
>
> This is the first relevent one (subject changed and later in the new
> thread)
> http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.module-authors/2008/04/msg6404.html
>

From what I can understand it reads data from META.yml and other sources like 
that, (or traps the output of Module::Build in a special mode.) While such 
ways to populate the machine-processable meta-data automatically may be nice, 
they are still not a direct substitute for having it in the first place. 

That's because some aspects are better maintained in such a format for the 
convenience of the module writer and the programs (GUIs, WebUIs, CLIs, etc.) 
he runs to manipulate and verify them from the disk before they are uploaded.

> Here's his follow-up (back to the original thread which you started ---
> that probably explains why you found it hard to follow).
> http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.module-authors/2008/04/msg6415.html
>
> [snip]
>
> > > > copy-and-paste the relevant parts to your message.
> > >
> > > I can't see any point in that.
> >
> > In that case, lacking good links or a definitive reference text, I'll
> > have to ignore your comment earlier.
> >
> > I hope it's not much of a flamewar so far, but it sure seems to have
> > escalated into a minor one. "You are a Nazi!"[1] - oops!
>
> Please.  The Nazi's were socialists.  I'm a little to the right of
> Attila the Hun.
>

Heh. :-). (Guy Hulbert)++.

And I thought Attila was a Humanitarian.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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