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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • In Perl::Dist(::WiX), the goal is to create and package a new installation of perl, with added modules as required. (upgrading core modules, providing SQLite for CPAN use, etc.)

    The last part right now is implemented by writing out scripts from the old perl that are executed in the NEW perl to install modules there, and to query which modules require upgraded.

    What would be your solution to that? Note that we are using the current version of perl (I use 5.10.0) to create 5.8.8, 5.8.9, and 5.10.0 installations.

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    • The problem with writing intermediate programs by wrapping them in a q(), qq() or endless concatenations is that it's unclear and hard to maintain. There are a few options that help make it easier and more understandable and thus more maintainable but you can't always use them:

      Using a template such as Text::Template or Template Toolkit is the best option IMHO. That is, if you're able to read files from your environment. Considering you're writing to it, you can probably read.

      Manually creating a template and