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David Cantrell
October 1, 2012 03:44
Re: Taking CPANPLUS out of core
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On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 03:06:15PM -0500, Craig A. Berry wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Andreas Koenig
> <> wrote:
> > "Craig A. Berry" <> writes:
> >> CPAN has never worked on VMS. CPANPLUS didn't either when it
> >> first came into core, but several of us put a lot of effort
> >> into making it work
> > Is this story documented? What kind of effort was needed?
> Rafael probably has a few gray hairs proving that it happened as I
> believe it was one of the things that held up 5.10.0.  The details
> would be in version control history or by grepping for 'VMS' in the
> CPANPLUS sources.  Mostly it has to do with different expectations
> about legal pathnames and how pathnames get pasted together from their
> components, components that are often obtained by splitting apart
> pathnames.

File::Spec has been in core since forever, and I note a load of entries
in the CPAN version's Changes file from Craig, all about VMS.
And there are *lots* of mentions of File::Spec in current
Craig, have you tried a recent version on VMS?

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