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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Check out http://search.cpan.org/dist/MyCPAN-App-DPAN/ [cpan.org], which allows you to start from nothing, rather than having to have some existing setup. This allows you to curate what modules are in your local repository, in particular meaning that you can easily dictate which version of a distribution you have.

  • Another advantage of using CPAN packagaing standards for code that's not going to CPAN is that it's really easy to create packages for deploying the code on Debian/Ubuntu (and presumably RPM-based distros' too - I don't know). The dh-make-perl utility takes a CPAN tarball and creates a .deb package.
    • Thanks, that's a good point. I discussed this idea during my talk and like it a lot, but unfortunately you wouldn't know that from the slides alone.

      I dislike posting slides because they don't capture everything mentioned during a talk, but I post them anyway because I figure they're better than nothing.

  • ExtUtils::ModuleMaker isn't the same type of thing as ExtUtils::MakeMaker/Module::Install/Module::Build. Instead, it's analogous to Module::Starter and h2xs - it gives you the framework to write your module in. Looked like that needed clarified.
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