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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

    • I'm sure all of that is true, but it's orthogonal to my point, which is that the installer doesn't know if the module author is an enlightened Module::Build user or a dinosaur who only maintains the EUMM system for his module and lets the other route decay. As an installer, I could care less which system is used as long as it just works. :)

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