|Did I form a misimpression or jump to a false conclusion about something because of my brief experience?
Yes. One simple example However, it is inherently less portable because it assumes that make is installed.
make has been a prerequisite to build perl/modules for a very long time, and the newest versions of cpan/cpanp(or is it Module::Install/Module::Build/ExtUtils::MakeMaker) will install make if its missing (on win32).
But they start much earlier, with the first paragraph
The last day or two I've been learning how to prepare a module for CPAN distribution. There doesn't seem to be a good tutorial anywhere explaining how this all works. The two tutorials I found on Perl Monks are quite old. One was written in 2002 and the other in 2005. Neither discusses newer tools like Module::Build. Nor do they explain how CPAN works, let alone discuss how this process can be safely and reliably customized.
Well, the two tutorials you linked to are good
, they're more comprehensive than your apparent rebuttal, they mention
I believe you intended to write a tutorial and not rebuttal, so its best to avoid invoking other tutorials :)
Also, this link https://pause.perl.org/pause/authenquery?ACTION=pause_namingmodules requires a PAUSE account.
- These do not
- On The Naming of Modules
You should definitely check out Module::Install
Keep up the good work, I'm sure this will eventually make a good addition to Tutorials: Modules: How to Create, Install, and Use: Creating and Distributing Modules
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