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Alberto Simões
May 24, 2013 14:05
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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I noted this thread too late, and I have no time to read it all.
So, just a pair of comments:
  - suggesting new people to use tools other than M::B, sure (not sure 
of a better one yet)
  - forcing people who are happy and using M::B in their distributions 
to change, please no.

I fought for years with EU::MM to build some XS based libraries, and 
M::B just made that possible with low effort. It might be evil (as 
EU::MM), but it is making people happy.

Sorry if this is off-topic :)

On 24/05/13 14:35, Reini Urban wrote:
> David,
> Keeping CPAN happy with 5.6.2 and 5.8.9 is not so hard.
> I keep a distroprefs for some rarely needed patches, but in fact
> almost everything works on 5.6.2 and 5.8.9. At least some old versions,
> until someone went berserk and removed support in newer versions.
> Like to enforce LICENSE in EUMM metas.
> On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 6:31 AM, David Cantrell <> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 12:23:08AM +0200, Aristotle Pagaltzis wrote:
>>> * Paul LeoNerd Evans <> [2013-05-23 23:20]:
>>>> Is this something that can somehow be enforced, or at least
>>>> smoke-tested on?
>>> Anyone running a CPAN smoker under a pre-M::B perl is smoke-testing that
>>> already. I know I get CPAN Testers reports for such perls but don???t know
>>> if there is systematic or only sporadic effort there.
>> I test everything that gets released to the CPAN with perl 5.6.2
>> and 5.8.9.  These days most of it doesn't actually build though
>> (especially with 5.6.2), and so doesn't generate any kind of report,
>> even if using cpXXXan for dependencies.
>> --
>> David Cantrell | semi-evolved ape-thing
>>      There are many different types of sausages.  The best are
>>      from the north of England.  The wurst are from Germany.
>>        -- seen in alt.2eggs...

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