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Re: [Module::Build] Re: Test::META

Randy W. Sims
March 30, 2005 14:54
Re: [Module::Build] Re: Test::META
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Ken Williams wrote:
> On a related note, we should probably finally make the 
> prerequisite-specification system treat the requirement level (requires 
> vs. recommends vs. conflicts) and requirement scope (build vs. test vs. 
> runtime) as completely orthogonal.  Currently there's no such thing as 
> build_recommends, for instance, but there's really no good reason it's 
> missing.

Should we completely open this up so that requires/recommends/conflicts 
can be applied to any action?

install_recommends => ...
testcover_requires => ...

Also, this seems like a good time to implement .modulebuildrc (RT 
#8531). Except that I would rather follow the format of the rc files for 
tools like svn and cvs. If the word beginning the line matches the 
action being performed or the global '*', the options following it are 
appended to the current commandline. Perl-style comments. Backslash at 
the end of the line after comments are removed is line continuation.

*        --verbose   # global options
diff     --flags -u
install  --install_base /home/randys \
          --install_path html=/home/randys/html

Objections? Comments?

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