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Re: What should go in dist/ and cpan/

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Leon Timmermans
February 24, 2022 02:58
Re: What should go in dist/ and cpan/
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On Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 2:23 AM demerphq <> wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Dec 2021, 15:57 Nicholas Clark, <> wrote:.
>> Note, there is no reason to stick to just 3 subdirectories ext/ dist/ and
>> cpan/
>> We could split dist and go 4 ways:
>> ext:
>>      unchanged. core-only
>> bundle:
>>     what was cpan/
>> dist:
>>     upstream blead, dual life
>> cpan:
>>     blead can patch if needed
>> I think that this layout would address both concerns
> One thing I find annoying is having to remember which one a given module
> is in. Could we maybe add another that is a symlink directory into all 4?
> Maybe "modules"? Then when I'm just trying to find the code for something
> and cant remember what the dist name is or I want to see an overview of
> everything we include I can look there?
> Would that be a step too far?

Much of it is functional. In particular "you probably should not commit any
edit in cpan/" is useful.

That said, I do feel your pain, and I think that adding a 5th directory for
perl modules to live in (Nicholas forgot to mention lib) would add more
confusion than it's worth.


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