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Jos I . Boumans
March 27, 2003 01:06
Re: rfc: a generic solution for dual-life CPAN packages
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In <> Ken Williams 
> Ideally, I think, CPAN or CPANPLUS would tell the user "the requested 
> module is available in the following distributions, which one do you 
> want to install?".

Although that would perhaps be a nice feature to have according to some (
although i feel it is not needed), it would be non-trivial to implement 
given the current source files from cpan -- ie, not only the indexer, 
but also and cpanplus would have to be educated quite a bit to 
understand this.

Besides, this feels a lot like an xy problem: the real problem we want 
to address is a better packaging system for perl, that just 
transparently Does The Right Thing.

My $0.02,


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