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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • These failures are legitimate failures, and should remain.

    When you choose your build system, as when you choose ANY dependency, you get its errors and baggage along with its good points.

    Module::Build has an unresolved circular dependency on itself.

    Unlike EVERY other module on CPAN, it says that the rules do not apply to it and that instead of working within the rules, EVERY end user should magically (via the "universal education" clause) know to install it BEFORE they start installing anything else.

    This mea
    • The entire reason the configure_requires: features is being added is that the problem is now unrepairable

      “Now unrepairable”?! Yeah right! It was never a problem before, which is why CPAN::MakeMaker was never invented. Pffft.

      The CPAN toolchain has always had this problem. Module::Build just put the tweezers on tight enough to force a fix.

      Go on, shoot the messenger as much as you want. Won’t change anything about the reality of his message, but hey…

      and we need to take more drastic action in order to try and at least mitigate the damage.

      And good on Module::Build for making it happen! It was high time to the n-th power.