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RFC 289 (v1) Generate module dependencies easily

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RFC 289 (v1) Generate module dependencies easily
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Generate module dependencies easily

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  Maintainer: Adam Turoff <>
  Date: 24 Sep 2000
  Mailing List:
  Number: 289
  Version: 1
  Status: Developing


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


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.


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



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