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RFC 289 (v1) Generate module dependencies easily

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Date:
September 24, 2000 23:02
Subject:
RFC 289 (v1) Generate module dependencies easily
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=head1 TITLE

Generate module dependencies easily

=head1 VERSION

  Maintainer: Adam Turoff <ziggy@panix.com>
  Date: 24 Sep 2000
  Mailing List: perl6-stdlib@perl.org
  Number: 289
  Version: 1
  Status: Developing

=head1 ABSTRACT

Perl6 should ship with a simple utility that shows all modules a program
uses, and all modules those modules use.

=head1 DESCRIPTION

Tom Christiansen proposed this in his perl6storm message:

	=item perl6storm #0043

	Write something that spits out module dependencies.  Like makedep.
	A tool that sources but doesn't run? a program/module then spits
	out %INC might suffice.  Can we autobundle with CPAN tricks?

This feature will be useful for quite a number of uses, including bundling
modules for distribution, and generating snapshots of large Perl programs.

=head1 IMPLEMENTATION

This feature is probably best implemented through a standard module used as
a compiler backend.

=head1 REFERENCES

None.


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