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RFC - Module::Cooker - UPDATEby boftx (Deacon)
|on Dec 02, 2013 at 05:39 UTC||Need Help??|
Update: Version 0.1_1 has been released to CPAN for testing. Documentation is fairly complete, but more love is needed. The executable should work as described in its POD. Help with a test suite for the executable would be greatly appreciated. I expect it to pass on all versions of Perl greater than or equal to 5.8.8, and will not be surprised if it passes 5.6.1. The alpha release can be found at https://github.com/boftx/Module-Cooker/tree/v0.1_1.
I come to you today asking for a peer review of what I hope will be a useful module to those who need a simple way to create a skeleton CPAN module. The code is NOT complete by any means, but it will pass the basic tests and a module created created with it will pass its tests, as well. I hope to have it completely finished on Thursday but want your feedback now in case I am going down the wrong path somewhere.
Like most of you reading this, I have used various tools such as h2xs, Module::Starter, Module::Maker (and have examined Distribution::Cooker) to create skeleton distributions.
And like most of you (I presume) I have found each to be lacking in some area.
Hence, Module::Cooker. It draws upon what I consider to be the best of the aforementioned tools and adds a bit of my own. Specifically, I have strived to make it as easy as possible to create custom skeleton templates that meet the needs of different types of modules.
I want whatever feedback you have, good or bad. If anyone wants to be a co-maintainer I wouldn't complain about that, either. :)
I hope to release this no later than this Thursday since I will be on the road to Houston on Friday morning.
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