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  • It's not just make dist that people have a problem with. Recently there is a distribution that uses Module::Install []. Because the author doesn't follow the instructions, which are clearly laid out in the POD, we get a broken distribution, if you don't have Module::Install installed on the target machine.

    There have been several authors, since starting the CPAN testing experience, where I've had to prod to do make dist. Thankfully, most have complied.

  • How can you not RTFM the first time you do this ? No author can claim they came to Perl instinctively knowing how to do this. Even *I* hesitated doing one as I found the docs a little confusing, until stumbling across a quick tip in the Cookbook that brought it all together for me. Once you've grasped the basic concepts, how can you NOT do 'make dist' ? Especially if you're using things like Module::Signature to sign your dists?

    *shudder* I don't wanna hear anymore. 'fraid of clowns. . .
  • is one module people are having a love/hate relationship with... Just like Perl is not CGI, in the same way, CGI is not Yes, it's the module that hijacked the name, but it's not the only game in town. (It is probably not even the best game in town.)

    In the same way, for example, I insist on calling (Microsoft) SQL Server, "MS SQL", because SQL is not Microsoft's to own. It's one implementation of an SQL database server.

    • I think you've missed the point of what Acme was saying.

      The convention for the distribution name is to use the package name, as opposed to the file name. Although it's only a convention, perhaps it should be a bit more than that. As Acme's list shows there are several authors who have their own way of naming things. To make it easier to index and create metadata, and thus search for the packages & distributions, following a convention or standard makes the process all the more easier.

      Plenty of author