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Wednesday September 27, 2006
10:18 PM

Module::Install gives me gas

[ #31145 ]

There are two things ExtUtils::MakeMaker does that Module::Install doesn't do or tries to get "wrong." I wanted to have a WriteTests.PL file run just like EU::MM would do automatically. The "work around" is putting a system $^X, 'WriteTests.PL' into the Makefile.PL. Oh well. There's no equivalent to EU::MM's PL_FILES feature. I don't know that I really cared about that though.

WriteTests.PL generates a bunch of templated tests in t/ but M::I's generated Makefile won't use them because unlike EU::MM it doesn't just run everything it the t/ directory: it runs only those t/*.t files that exist prior to &WriteAll.

Oh well. This is easy to work around, just kind of annoying.

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  • ... it's a damned good thing that you can get commit to go fix those problems isn't it.

    The pl_files(...) command sounds relatively easy to implement too.

    In fact, I'm surprised it doesn't already work, since if you use a Module::Install Makefile.PL it uses ExtUtils::MakeMaker behind the scenes.

    At the very least it should be fairly easy to add a custom key (i.e. PL_FILES) to what gets passed to ExtUtils::MakeMaker... there's probably a command in there already to do that.

    Adam K