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Re: Module::Build design plans

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Ken Williams
May 22, 2002 18:34
Re: Module::Build design plans
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On Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 01:35  AM, Edward Avis wrote:
>> And as long as no one intends that module authors actually _write_ it
>> (by text editor) then I think it's just fine.
> By that argument what is wrong with Storable?

People won't have to *write* the files, but they'll certainly 
want to *read* them.  I wouldn't like to read XML more than I 
have to, and I certainly wouldn't want to read a Storable 

> I guess that's a good reason.  OTOH, requiring a fairly common module
> like XML::Parser is less bad than requiring some exotic module like the
> YAML stuff.

Um, I think we have different ideas of exoticism.  I don't find 
either of those modules particularly exotic.

Right now Module::Build doesn't rely on *any* modules outside of 
the 5.6.1 core.  I think we're going to have to give up that 
property if we want to do a decent job with metadata, though.


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