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Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build

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James E Keenan
May 25, 2013 01:14
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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On 5/24/13 1:46 PM, Karen Etheridge wrote:
> On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 10:43:44AM -0400, Ricardo Signes wrote:
>>> What _is_ the most common way (I'll bet it is still EU::MM)?  What
>>> is the most recommended way?
>> For commonly used things, according to their metadata:
> How did you determine these numbers?  (i.e. can you throw up your code in a
> gist?)
> It would be interesting to look at historical data to see trends - e.g.
> via and other historical indexes.

When I was working on refactoring ExtUtils::ParseXS to work under 'use 
strict' back in 2009-10, I had some scripts that identified the 
breakdown on build tools.  IIRC, ExtUtils::MakeMaker led Module::Build 
by more than a 4 to 1 ratio.  I suspect the ratio has stayed roughly the 
same over time.

When we've ultimately done whatever we decide to do, it would be 
interesting to have a retrospective on the course of M::B's development. 
  What succeeded?  What didn't?   What can we learn about open source 
software development?

Note:  I am *not* recommending we have that discussion now.  Let's have 
a discussion and set a course of action first.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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