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Re: AUTHORS DO NOT SEE ANY OF THIS

by perrin (Chancellor)
on May 19, 2005 at 20:55 UTC ( #458785=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to AUTHORS DO NOT SEE ANY OF THIS
in thread Module::Build users -- please use the "traditional" create_makefile_pl option

This wasn't intended to be a bug report, wish list, todo item, or message to the authors. It was a request for the users. I understand why "traditional" isn't the default and I'm not asking for it to be changed. I doubt most of the users are on the Module::Build list, but I suppose that's worth a try.


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Re^2: AUTHORS DO NOT SEE ANY OF THIS
by Corion (Pope) on May 19, 2005 at 21:10 UTC

    The Module::Build and EU::MM kits have a problem. They have two kinds of "users", and these two kinds rarely come into contact with each other. The "producers" use the kit to create a distribution, while the "consumers" use the kit to install a distribution. I boldly assume that there are many more "consumers" than "producers". But the support by M::B has not appeared for the "consumers" as of yet. To a "consumer", the extensibility of the module does not matter. The nice structure does not matter. All that matters is that the module gets the distribution installed. If it fails, that reflects badly on the kit. The crux is, that the "consumers" have no interest in the kit. They blame the "producers" for using the wrong kit, but they will not subscribe to the kit-producer-list and will not go out of their way to help the kit-producers as long as there is an alternative kit that does what they want and they can force the "producers" to use that kit.

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