in reply to Re: The Future - Managing Modules
in thread The Future - Managing Modules

No, the hook could dynamically download and install locally, or copy from a network location, the files. It could also be used for things like verifying signatures, or reporting which modules and versions were actually used (before shipping).

Instead of die'ing when a use fails, it could automatically grab it from CPAN. Transparant use of distributed scripts!

—John

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Re{3}: The Future - Managing Modules
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jun 29, 2001 at 00:26 UTC
    Ok. Now, my question then becomes why this needs to be a Perl hook and not just a module? Damian Conway is writing the craziest modules .....
      The hook allows such modules to be written.