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Re: RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011
in thread RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011
Couldn't the original Perl script do everything in the first place (i.e. perl Build.PL, perl Build.PL test, and so on).
You should ask on Module::Build dev list... but there is no good answer.
Originally it was for the same reason you generate Makefiles, so you can copy/rm... files you used to generate the Makefile, without them being locked/in-use.... but at some point Module::Build devs forgot that.