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James E Keenan
October 22, 2016 20:21
Re: perlnewmod: module-starter and ExtUtils::MakeMaker?
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On 10/22/2016 01:05 PM, Andy Lester wrote:
>> On Oct 20, 2016, at 10:39 PM, Joseph Brenner <> wrote:
>> Just to be clear, I understand that lots of things would work,
>> including h2xs and ExtUtils::MakeMaker, I just think there
>> should be a single, clear story you can tell to new CPAN
>> authors.
> I don't think there is a single clear story, and that's OK.  TMTOWTDI. We can present alternatives and let users decide.
> module-starter (which I created long ago but no longer maintain) is a fine choice to create a distribution from scratch.  It includes no maintenance features, but it gets the job done simply and with relatively little knowledge necessary.

And even before there was module-starter, there was 
ExtUtils::ModuleMaker and associated command-line utility 'modulemaker', 
created by Geoff Avery and maintained by me.

> Dist::Zilla is extremely powerful with plugins, and I think that's worth presenting as an option as well.
> The only thing I think we should steer folks away from is h2xs, unless they're actually converting .h files to .xs files.
> --
> Andy Lester =>

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