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Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build

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Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
May 23, 2013 21:16
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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On Thu, 23 May 2013 19:38:33 +0200
Leon Timmermans <> 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.

Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
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