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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • As you work on the "top secret" distribution, keep an eye out for Perl::Dist. Right now it's a terribly hacky conversion of scripts to a module and far too hardcoded towards Vanilla/Strawberry Perl [] builds. It needs to be rebuilt from the ground up, but conceptually, it's going to be going in a direction that should be useful to you.

    In working on Vanilla and Strawberry, I can say that it's an amazing, gleefully cool feeling to type:

    > perl bin\

    And then watch 100 Meg of Perl plus compi

    • Thanks for the tip.

      In any case, my intention in Fullperl is to individually package each Perl CPAN module in its own system distribution's package, with external dependencies on the other (C-based, etc.) packages in the system's distribution. So one can still manage them using apt-get on debian, urpmi on Mandriva, yum on Red Hat, emerge on Gentoo, and so forth.

      I'll make a more official announcement when I have something more substantial to show for.

      Finally, I think that Makefile.PL has a standard flag or env vars to disable asking such interactive questions, which most scripts should respect. Another alternative is to use Expect.