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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Whenever a piece of code needs a lot of information to be able to do meaningful work, I like to go for indirection: the module itself does not try to configure itself at installation time, but instead includes a script (eg. process-cpan-install) that takes a bunch of switches with arguments and creates either a configuration file or a script. It will possibly be capable of prompting for missing bits, it might run some checks or set up and initialise the database, etc. Then the user installs the module and a

  • very good advice! I'll take a look into this