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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Having ported more than a few CPAN modules i can only confirm this mess.
    I'd welcome every step towards unified configuration handling of XS modules.
  • I had the same issue working on Linux-Input-Wiimote [1]. I canvased several other XS modules and couldn't really see any similarities between any of the approaches.

    Using Devel::Checklib seems to work pretty well, though.

    [1] http://search.cpan.org/src/BRICAS/Linux-Input-Wiimote-0.04002/Makefile.PL [cpan.org]
  • I've been saying that Makefile.PL shouldn't take user input forever, but very intelligent and experienced module authors have been telling me I am wrong, or that they like the freedom.

    I do want to be able to have multiple independent installations of both Perl and external libraries. I do want some way to tell my CPAN shell where those external libraries, so that the CPAN shell can tell Makefile.PL (or whatever). I do not want to have to pass parameters to Makefile.PL. I do not want Makefile.PL to auto

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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
  • And one day I'll be able to install modules via a CGI script without keeping my fingers crossed.

    Perhaps there are 2 aspects to this:
    o A standard (he, he) i.e. default install, which does not require/accept user input
    o A standard way of overriding the default install