tstock has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am working on refactoring a 3 year old module that currently uses Net::Telnet, and because I will need SSL support as well now, I am thinking of using IO::Socket and IO::Socket::SSL or Net::SSLeay.
Since IO::Socket::SSL depends on Net::SSLeay anyway, is it worth the extra dependency for the convenience? Are there other modules I should be looking into ? Should I place the module that provides SSL as a requirement in my Makefile.PL or allow for the user to install it without SSL and die() if a SSL connection is requested and the SSL module is not present ? All questions I would rather have more experienced monks weight in...
Thanks in advance,