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Why don't you just write your tests to skip if the required module is unavailable? I have many tests that basically do:

my $can_run; my $reason; BEGIN { $can_run = eval { require My::Module; require Some::Other::Module; 1; }; $reason = $@; }; use Test::More; if (! $can_run) { $reason ||= "no reason given"; plan skip_all => "Prerequisite module not found ($reason)"; exit; } else { plan tests => 42; }; ...

Also, I find the idea of "standard" amusing/confusing - does that mean that all modules currently using ExtUtils::MakeMaker will go out of existence or that people will hurry to Module::Build because nobody cares about compatibility with older versions of Perl anymore?


In reply to Re^3: Build.PL versus Makefile.PL by Corion
in thread Build.PL versus Makefile.PL by ajt

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