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Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build

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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
May 24, 2013 14:14
Subject:
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
Message ID:
20130524141435.GW3729@plum.flirble.org
On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 03:05:10PM +0100, Alberto Simões wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 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.

No-one is forcing anyone not to use Module::Build.

And toolchain support for configure_requires means that it should just keep
working in the future - CPAN clients will correctly download and install
Module::Build from CPAN.

So there's no forcing here.

Nicholas Clark

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