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Re: rfc: a generic solution for dual-life CPAN packages

Stas Bekman
March 30, 2003 20:32
Re: rfc: a generic solution for dual-life CPAN packages
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Ken Williams wrote:
> On Sunday, March 30, 2003, at 09:44  PM, Stas Bekman wrote:
>> Ken Williams wrote:
>>> On Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 08:36  PM, Stas Bekman wrote:
>>>> +lib/            # expose all packages under lib/
>>>> -lib/  # but exclude lib/
>>>> +lib2/     # expose lib2/
>>> Module::Build may soon do something like this, though not in as 
>>> though not
>> > in as fancy/complex a way.
>> it doesn't have to be fancy/complex. To my immediate need a file with 
>> explicit listing of all the files to be listed will suffice.
>> [...]
>> What happens to the modules which don't use Module::Build, but use 
>> EU::MM?
> You can create and maintain the META.yml file yourself if you want.  
> PAUSE isn't going to care who creates it.

That works for me. When the format of META.yml is going to be finalized and 
supported by PAUSE?

>> I need to release Apache::Test on CPAN and I can't do that, because of 
>> the bundling problem. I don't know how many man-months very spent on 
>> writing the current mod_perl 2.0's build, and while it'd be cool to 
>> move to Module::Build it'll take a *lot* of time.
>> Really, why that should be such a big problem to filter out files 
>> which are listed in a given skip list file?
> I don't think difficulty is the issue.  The issue is that people don't 
> think that's a very good solution to the problem, and we're trying to 
> come up with a better one.

Sure, that's cool with me. So far nobody I haven't heard the arguments against 
my proposal. But META.yml is quite similar to my proposal, though more 
general-purpose than mine.

What I'm afraid of, is that N moons from now the syntax of META.yml may change 
to incorporate things that weren't thought about earlier, whereas a simple 
file ala MANIFEST.SKIP seems like a more robust thing to me. I could be wrong.

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