scain has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello all,

So, how many times can I put the word 'make' in a title?

OK, here is the question, I have a big application that is composed of several smaller components developed by separate but related groups plus utility code, glue code, examples and documentation. Because these smaller components have Makefile.PLs of their own, I want to write a super Makefile.PL that will know about the Makefile.PL files that are in subdirectories. While I have read man make, perldoc ExtUtils::MakeMaker, perldoc ExtUtils::MakeMaker::Tutorial and info make, it is still not clear to me how to do this. Can anyone shed light on this?

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