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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's all too complicated. I would simplify it down completely and make it easier on the author.

    I don't think README files are necessary any more, now that we have search.cpan.org. It's always out of sync with the main module documentation anyway, so move everything there instead.

    Likewise, INSTALL is silly. Everyone knows how to install a simple Perl module thesedays, and if it's tricky, then put more magic code in your Makefile.PL  ;-)

    My recent crusade is against interactive Makefile.PLs. They shoul
    • My recent crusade is against interactive Makefile.PLs.

      Woohoo! Somebody agrees!  :)

      Everyone knows how to install a simple Perl module thesedays

      Exactly my point. I know, and I'm tired of reading it where a description of the module should be. I personally wouldn't be affected at all if there were no installation instructions with the module.

      Been thinking about trying out Gentoo. It seems to provide all the benefits of LFS and Debian, and I hear it will work on my iBook!

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers