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Craig A. Berry
December 5, 2016 00:55
Re: Should we bring in Module::Runtime into core?
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On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 4:44 PM, James E Keenan <> wrote:

> 1. I notice that on CPAN Module::Runtime is fundamentally built from
> Module::Build.  Its Makefile.PL is "auto-generated by Module::Build::Compat
> version 0.4204."  But we no longer carry Module::Build in core.  That means
> we would need a "pure" Makefile.PL, i.e., one generated by
> ExtUtils::MakeMaker -- correct?

It's exactly *one* .pm file of a couple dozen lines of code plus
comments plus tests and metadata.  Worst case is copy that one file to
lib/ and find somewhere to put the tests.  But most likely the
"just_pm_to_blib" feature of would be completely adequate
and it could remain upstream CPAN and live under it's own cpan/
directory in the core distribution.

In other words, it's CPAN build dependencies are a red herring and I
believe discussion here should focus what it's for and what problem
having it in core would solve.  I assume it's got something to do with
being able to banish the current working directory from @INC, but
that's a bit of a WAG.

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