in reply to Re: What are the files in a CPAN distribution?
in thread What are the files in a CPAN distribution?

OK, so you have a MANIFEST.SKIP file which lists "foo.txt". So somebody downloading the tarball knows that foo.txt should be skipped. But they don't have foo.txt, do they? foo.txt was never packaged.

perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'


Comment on Re^2: What are the files in a CPAN distribution?
Re^3: What are the files in a CPAN distribution?
by Corion (Pope) on Dec 19, 2012 at 16:35 UTC

    But foo.txt may be generated by the build process or by the tests, and might be machine/environment specific and shouldn't be redistributed.

Re^3: What are the files in a CPAN distribution?
by cavac (Chaplain) on Feb 04, 2013 at 13:04 UTC

    My MANIFEST.SKIP files also list files used by source code managment as well as temporary files. These temp files might be generated during testing, running examples, etc. Why hand out additional work to another author if/when (s)he takes over the distribution or wants to put a modified/fixed version into a local darkpan repo?

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