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Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build

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Aristotle Pagaltzis
June 2, 2013 03:35
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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* David Golden <> [2013-06-02 03:10]:
> The "answer" is to point them at "cpan", which auto-configures and --
> by 5.20 -- doesn't even bother with mirror selection. It will
> bootstrap local::lib as well. Newbies should be able to say "cpan Foo"
> and it will just work -- and give them instructions for how to put
> local::lib in their shell.

If they download an off-CPAN app that isn’t meant for installing then
they can unpack the tarball and `cpanm --installdeps .`. Does `cpan`
have an equivalent for that? For that matter, though less importantly,
does it have `cpanfile` support? How much had the index loading been
optimised – does it download and parse fast enough to be unnoticeable
even on modest machines, and does it fail to die when operating with
limited RAM? The reduced default verbosity is only the most visible
aspect of cpanm, and not unimportant, but far from primary.

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <>

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