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Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build

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From:
Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
Date:
May 23, 2013 21:16
Subject:
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
Message ID:
20130523221629.2ca7f053@shy.leonerd.org.uk
On Thu, 23 May 2013 19:38:33 +0200
Leon Timmermans <fawaka@gmail.com> wrote:

> All its dependencies use ExtUtils::MakeMaker.

Ahh.. Yes; that part starts to feel tricky now.

Does the whole of its dependency tree know quite clearly that it cannot
use M::B at all then? Is this something that can somehow be enforced,
or at least smoke-tested on?

Dependency-creep happens, sometimes in nonobvious ways, that lead to
cyclic dependencies or other weird breakages - any non-core build
system feels like it could be much more prone to gaining one of these
by accident.

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Paul "LeoNerd" Evans

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