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David Golden
May 31, 2013 17:48
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 12:37 PM, David E. Wheeler <> wrote:
> 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:

It requires Perl 5.8.3.  How did it ever build there before
Module::Build was included in 5.10?  It probably required some manual
effort.  It will require some manual effort again.

Such distributions may want to explore Module::Build bundling:


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