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Diab Jerius
September 7, 2018 20:24
Re: executable only Perl distributions & CPAN
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On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Karen Etheridge <> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 12:59 PM, Diab Jerius <> 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.


> 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.

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