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Since you're going pure Perl, please don't repeat the mistake of Module::Build of not having a dry-run and no trace of attempted/failed steps. make -n tells me in great detail what it will try, and make itself tells me what it tried and how it failed. Both are very necessary when debugging the installation.

Update: Another important addition are two hard rules for the Perl code:

  • No user interaction without defaults
  • No loops, or at least no possibly infinite loops when the installation is not run interactively

A good way for that might be specialized functions like prompt_path and prompt_executable, that implement the looping themselves.

In reply to Re: Perl6 - Module::Build by Corion
in thread Perl6 - Module::Build by dragonchild

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