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No, I mean dependencies the CPAN installer handles, so that when a module is installed it installs all the dependencies as well. (There are two varieties of these: dependencies that are only needed for building and that need to be permanently installed, but that is irrelevant now.)

The difficult part with these is that you don't want to make everyone update their CPAN package, so the only way this could go is that the info file of new modules can contain both the old style dependencies (which is just a plain conjunction of versioned modules) and new style ones. However, as ExtUtils::MakeMaker generates the info file from Makefile.PL, it could also write a sensible default for the old style if you give a dependency expression that has disjunctions in it.


In reply to Re^3: Upgrading CPAN - Yes We Can by ambrus
in thread Upgrading CPAN - Yes We Can by jdrago_999

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