Wednesday February 12, 2003
the endless joy of Makefiles
Recently it was pointed out to me that I was being too slack in not supplying READMEs with my modules that I upload to CPAN. It's true, I'm hugely slack, but mostly because a README ends up as a terrible mishmash of the documentation you already carefully (or reluctantly) wrote somewhere else. (synopsis, dependencies, change histories)
Now I don't claim to be anything like the first person to do this, but I've just had the simple pleasure of crafting a make target and dirty little perl script to make this pain go away. I therefore present you with makereadme, as used in the fothercoming release of File::Find::Rule (and probably all my other modules too, as it makes me look more productive than I really am).