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Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build

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David E. Wheeler
May 31, 2013 16:37
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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On May 28, 2013, at 6:06 PM, David Golden <> wrote:

> Just to (maybe) cap the discussion, I want to share the blog post I
> just wrote about Module::Build:

My one objection to dropping M::B from core -- and it’s a minor one -- is that it becomes more of a PITA for people who don’t use the CPAN toolchain. This forces them to download and install Module::Build -- with all of its dependencies -- just to build and install something they downloaded. Lucy is a good example where this might come up:

For those of us with pure Perl distributions, we can also include a Makefile.PL (dzil will create both a Makefile.PL and a Build.PL, won’t it?). But for more complicated builds like Lucy’s, it’s going to be a PITA to switch to something else.



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