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Re: Module::Build 0.30 is released

From:
chromatic
Date:
September 28, 2008 20:40
Subject:
Re: Module::Build 0.30 is released
Message ID:
200809282039.29877.chromatic@wgz.org
On Sunday 28 September 2008 06:38:44 Matt S Trout wrote:

> Never mind, I'll go back to waiting for it to be five years from now and
> the toolchain to have worked round this brain damage.

That's not helpful.  When a project doesn't release a new version, some people 
say "Oh, don't use it!  They don't release new versions!"  When a project 
does release a new version, some people say "Oh, don't use it!  It's not 
perfect yet!"

Meanwhile, the so-called reliable state of the art is a jumble of Perl which 
writes cross platform shell scripts to install Perl code, and you customize 
that by writing a superclass from which platform-specific modules inherit 
pseudo-methods which use regular expressions to search and replace 
cross-platform cross-shell code, with all of the cross-platform and 
cross-shell quoting issues that entails.  I wish I were making any of this 
up.  (I wrote tests for part of it.)

This is why we can't have nice things.

-- c



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