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Re: On packaging modules

by Corion (Pope)
on Nov 23, 2004 at 11:28 UTC ( #409869=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On packaging modules

This is not really a step into packaging modules correctly, but a prerequisite. Use Module::Build. It's shiny, it's sexy and it's future proof. It's also backwards compatible, with traditional Makefile.PL generation too. If you have a reason, use ExtUtils::MakeMaker instead.

Module::Build is not backwards compatible, as it doesn't respect the PREFIX= syntax and provides no means to achieve a similar result. So please avoid Module::Build unless you have compelling reasons to use it. ExtUtils::MakeMaker is the default, standard and working solution. If you think you really need Module::Build, create a fully compatible Makefile.PL too.

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Re^2: On packaging modules
by nothingmuch (Priest) on Nov 23, 2004 at 11:35 UTC
    With the traditional makefile, you get a Makefile.PL that works with ExtUtils::MakeMaker. I personally see this as enough.

    As for the other arguments against Module::Build - I will edit my post.

    -nuffin
    zz zZ Z Z #!perl

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