My CPAN distros have always used Makefile.PL from ExtUtils::MakeMaker
. I'm considering adding a Build.PL from Module::Build
. Now, I know that Build.PL can provide Makefile.PL emulation. However, I'm wondering what the monks think about providing parallel, but unconnected Makefile.PL and Build.PL.
My initial thoughts are:
- Dual maintenance - if I make a change to the build, I have to make it in two places. Now, I'm currently the only developer on my code, so that's not a major issue.
- I don't force Makefile.PL users to move away from PREFIX - this is a big one for me, personally. I'm not completely comfortable yet with Build.PL.
- If I do parallel maintenance, I don't piss anyone off. :-)
Update: I noticed that Module::CoreList does this ... do any other distros do this?
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