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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Part of the impetus of Module::Build is to ensure ExtUtils::MakeMaker dies a much needed death. Those who haven't had to do serious hacking on EMM often say that this is a waste of time. Those who have had to do serious hacking on EMM, particularly when they know their hack must support a plethora of systems they don't have access to (really, how many people have a VMS box handy?), absolutely don't want to touch EMM any more. Since much of EMM is trying to build a makefile which many different platforms

    • There's a sensible distribution of work though. There aren't many people who need to hack on EU::MM - just a select few. For 99.99% of people it works just fine. In most cases where people try to do stuff out of the ordinary with it they probably shouldn't have tried that in the first place.

      I'm still not convinced M::B is worth it (and yes, I've read the rants) for end users - neither module authors nor those installing modules. Seems M::B is worth it for Schwern, and maybe the select few others who wanted