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cpanminus and cpanfiles in core?

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Voß, Jakob
October 16, 2014 19:17
cpanminus and cpanfiles in core?
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This question is not about functionality but usability.

I wonder whether there are any plans or objections to include cpanminus in core and to deprecate the cpan command line client. I have not used the latter since years and all modern instructions to install a perl module or application look like this

1. make sure you have installed perl
2. install cpanminus
3. call "cpanm Some::Module" (or install files and call "cpanm --installdeps .")

Having cpanm with perl by default would definitely increase usability of perl and perl applications. Also cpanfiles are much easier to understand than for instance Makfile.PL.

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