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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • That's not their fault for running it, it's your fault for not telling them not to.

    You are supposed to have your Makefile.PL abort appropriately if you see you are on a platform that you don't support.

    There are, in fact, some Win32:: modules that DO run on Linux under certain wine'y scenarios. So a filename-related shortcut wouldn't work.

    Your Makefile.PL already says what dependencies and what perl version it needs. It should also abort cleanly if it doesn't support some host.

    That way they don't have to gue
    • I suppose you're right, and I should know better.

      But it still bothers me...

      ...as I sheepishly slouch off to touchup my Makefile's

      • I retract my mea culpa; both failing distributions contain test and die code of the following nature in their Makefile's:

        unless ($^O eq 'MSWin32') {
            die <<'EOMSG';
        #######################################
        #    This module is only intended for Microsoft
        #    Windows platforms.
        #######################################
        EOMSG
        }
        So what gives ?