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Thank you for the comment, that's a good point. I think my original intention was that the author should add the extra information when he expects other folks to take advantage of his script.

Hmm ....

But by that point juerd's suggestion about using POD becomes even more relevant. The long script header thing is really a digression from the main point, and has caused a little bit of bad blood in the threads already, so I think I will take that out completely.


In reply to Re^2: Perl Babysteps 1: Your First Simple Script by webfiend
in thread Perl Babysteps 1: Your First Simple Script by webfiend

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    [hippo]: For a self-contained application which can therefore ensure thread safety it seems like a sensible approach.
    [choroba]: No, if there are no threads, then the user wants to use MCE. If there are threads, the user can choose.
    [1nickt]: choroba Understood. I'm wondering about the logic in a cpanfile. If the perl doesn't support threads, it's easy: require MCE. If the perl does support threads, as you say the user has a choice, so require both? Or, assume that irrespective of the choide
    [1nickt]: ... choice, the threaded-perl user *probably* wants to use threads, therefore only require threads and leave MCE out, allowing the user to manually install if desired?
    [choroba]: just require any of MCE and threads. Not sure if that's possible in the cpanfile, but should be possible early in the Makefile

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