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Re: Why I hate Dist::Zilla

by educated_foo (Vicar)
on May 08, 2011 at 22:32 UTC ( #903666=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why I hate Dist::Zilla

Holy prereqs, Batman! That's at least 177 dependencies with the latest Perl (136 non-core)! Yes, it's good not to reinvent wheels, but you also have to ask yourself why you're building an 18-wheeler when a motorcycle would do as well. Should creating and updating distributions be this complicated?
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Re^2: Why I hate Dist::Zilla
by FunkyMonk (Canon) on May 08, 2011 at 23:03 UTC
    136 non-core
    I've got my site-perl under version control, so I deleted it and installed Dist::Zilla just for the hell of it. I needed to install a couple of modules manually.

    Altogether, cpanp installed 132* modules from CPAN.

    * These:


    using perl 5.13.3 5.12.3

        A lot -- If you look at the page I linked, you still have a bunch of stuff hanging off PPI, Log::Dispatchouli, Config::MVP::Reader, and MooseX::*, plus many other random things. It shouldn't be hard for you to come up with an exact number.
        I have no idea. I'll try to find time tomorrow to answer your question. No criticism of Dist::Zilla was intended, my post was merely informational.

        Some modules do a lot, and I think it's right that they use CPAN to do the "lotness".

        I had to install some undeclared prereqs first:

        cpanp i Module::Metadata Perl::OSType


        cpanp i Test::Most Moose LWP DateTime

        added another 53 modules, plus the 3 prereqs, for a total of 56. So, Dist::Zilla needs another another 76 modules.

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