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Tatsuhiko Miyagawa
May 24, 2013 18:22
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 10:44 AM, David Golden <> wrote:

> * has support for auto-detecting an undeclared dependency on
> Module::Build and installing it when needed [1]

Right now cpanm declares runtime dependencies to Module::Build (so
long as you install from CPAN clients, including itself) and doesn't
do special treatment to undeclared dependency to M::B like that.

Do you think I should change it to not declare M::B as cpanm's own dep
but auto-add Module::Build when Build.PL exists but configure_requires
isn't properly set?

> If you disagree, now is the time to speak up.  Ideally, if you care
> enough about keeping Module::Build in core, you'll also volunteer to
> take over active maintenance for it, right?  :-)

I'd personally like to see it kept just because it's one less thing to
worry about with bootstrapping, but i see the whole argument with
configure_requires already supported, etc.

I'd love to get the slow tests fixed by then, although p5p isn't the
right place to discuss about that.

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

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