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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by dug (2501) on 2004.12.08 22:33 (#36652) Journal
    so now I'm wondering what's the best way to build CPAN modules ... the Makefile.PL way or the Build.PL way? Guess I need to buy Writing Perl Modules for CPAN.
    I don't think that Module::Build existed when that book was written. I'm always slightly annoyed when I run a Build.PL script that wasn't written with create_makefile_pl => traditional. If EU::MM is already installed and works, why should I have to go and install another module in order to build this one?

    That said I suppose if M::B become the canonical way to build modules I won't care too much. But in the mean time, I appreciate traditional compatibility.

    Just my free advice, which is worth exactly what you paid for it {grin}.

    -- Douglas Hunter