Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
go ahead... be a heretic
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

The thing is that Module::Build has failed in its 10 years of existence to take over from ExtUtils::MakeMaker. In my opinion quite rightfully so, as it is far easier to debug a Makefile using make -n than it is to debug various opaque layers of Module::Build to find out what goes wrong.

In retrospect, it seems that Module::Build falls in the same category as ORMs - instead of "I don't know SQL, so I want to write database access as if it were Perl" it falls in the pit of "I don't know make so I want to write module installation/compilation as if they were Perl".

I understand that extending ExtUtils::MakeMaker may be much hairier than extending Module::Build, but when it fails, the Makefile generated by EU:MM is far easier to debug and "fix" (by direct editing) than divining the error cause from the Module::Build modules and inventing a fix for them.


In reply to Re^8: Make program used by Perl in windows by Corion
in thread Make program used by Perl in windows by bojinlund

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others rifling through the Monastery: (9)
    As of 2015-07-08 00:56 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









      Results (93 votes), past polls