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Re: Perl6 - Module::Build

by Juerd (Abbot)
on May 27, 2005 at 15:43 UTC ( #461116=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl6 - Module::Build

Anything will work, as long as it makes installing a non-system-wide copy very, very easy. Without the need of specifying a prefix. In fact, perhaps homedir installation (~/.perl6/lib/...) should be made default, and whatever directory is used for that should be in @*INC by default too.

Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

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Re^2: Perl6 - Module::Build
by northwind (Hermit) on May 28, 2005 at 10:45 UTC

    I second the home dir installation idea.  Maybe not default, but definitely have an easy syntax to do home dir installations; something like perl Makefile.PL install_dir   (replace Makefile.PL with whatever makes sense (my brain is a little fried right now from 12+ hours of trying to shoehorn XS modules into a poorly configured machine); hopefully you get the idea).

    Update:  I just saw this quote in The St. Larry Wall Shrine, the irony was too much to pass up...

    "What is the sound of Perl? Is it not the sound of a wall that people have stopped banging their heads against?"
    --Larry Wall in <1992Aug26.184221.29627@netlabs.com>

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