Of all the people to who could have answered :)
I applied this method to my Makefile.PL as well. I was hoping to get the compile out of the way immediately, but I don't think Module::Install likes it. I'm not sure if I should keep playing around with it or just go back to ExtUtils...
make: *** No rule to make target `Damerau.inl', needed by `pure_all'. Stop.
readme_from 'lib/SomeModule.pm', 1;
Inline->import( C => Config => BUILD_NOISY => 1 );
WriteAll( inline => 1 );