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Re: Build.PL versus Makefile.PL

by Tanktalus (Canon)
on Feb 06, 2007 at 21:10 UTC ( #598640=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Build.PL versus Makefile.PL

Current state? I don't see either one going away. Even if, say, everyone were utterly convinced of the obvious superiority of one over the other, there are too many modules that need too little maintenance to completely effect any definitive change to tools such as CPAN. Perhaps one day, one will be so underused that it is no longer ported to a new platform (somewhat unlikely). But then TPTB would have to decide: port the install module, or port the underlying module to the other install module. My bet is that they'll go for porting the install module, no matter how unwieldy it may or may not be, just because porting someone else's module and releasing it may be seen as "more evil" (as in, usurping a module) than porting the installer.

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[Corion]: Meh. I think I have now the parts down that I want from a simple Javascript frontend for single-page- applications with a aPerl backend. But it seems that all Javascript templating modules either don't support two-way binding (which would be nice) or ...
[Corion]: ... don't support server-side precompilation (which means the client has to compile all templates to Javascript themselves), or are giant frameworks that expect to do everything (which is not what I want)
[Corion]: I feel that there is a talk somewhere in there, either about the structure and parts, or how I used several parts to get a complete whole.
[Corion]: Maybe I can still find something that is compatible with handlebars.js (which has JS precompilation) but allows for two-way data binding (which is great for the UI)

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