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From:
Diab Jerius
Date:
September 7, 2018 20:24
Subject:
Re: executable only Perl distributions & CPAN
Message ID:
CADpyd5AbEntZKK7r7O6Ce=a4UmXtJ75UjqF6kFwKx4JFCTmUWg@mail.gmail.com
On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Karen Etheridge <perl@froods.org> wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 12:59 PM, Diab Jerius <djerius@cpan.org> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I see two options:
>>
>> 1.  Create an empty package which gets indexed; or
>> 2.  Add an entry to the "provides" field mapping the distribution's
>> "package" name (App::pltvectors) to the script file.
>
>
> Option 1 is correct -- create an App::pltvectors module which is indexable
> and installable.

Ok.

> However, it doesn't need to be an empty package -- not
> only can it contain documentation for your script, but it could also contain
> most of the functionality from the script as well, turning the script into a
> wrapper that calls the module. That also allows others to make use of the
> code in their own scripts.

Modernizing 20 year old Perl distributions which used autotools for
installation happens just one step at a time...

Thanks,

Diab

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