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Re: Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

by Tux (Canon)
on Jun 06, 2018 at 08:04 UTC ( #1216006=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

Some reasons for not including it I can come up with:

  • It doesn't run on all platforms and/or architectures supported by the perl core, so tests will fail
  • It doesn't offer anything that cpan does not already do (enlighten me if I'm wrong. I don't mean cpanm does it faster or easier or nicer. I mean something that isn't possible with cpan and is a killer feature everyone should be using)
  • Nothing in the core depends on it, so it doesn't add to features of perl itself, only to (some) user experience
  • It is extremely easy to install after perl itself is installed (on supported systems)
  • It does not (yet) fully support distroprefs, something vital for distributors
  • It add maintenance costs and testing time
  • It might be replaced with something even better

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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