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Michael G Schwern
March 30, 2005 16:16
Re: [Module::Build] Re: Test::META
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On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 05:53:37PM -0500, Randy W. Sims wrote:
> Should we completely open this up so that requires/recommends/conflicts 
> can be applied to any action?
> install_recommends => ...
> testcover_requires => ...
> etc.

This sounds useful and solves a lot of problems at one sweep.  You can use
the existing dependency architecture to determine what needs what.  Such as
testcover needs both test_requires and testcover_requires.

From the automated build standpoint you'd need an API to simplify all this.
"Just tell me what's required and what's recommended"  "Just tell me what I
need to build, what I need to test and what I need to run"

> 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?

My only comment is to lose the backslash.  New commands are indicated by 

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