[Pdx-pm] Build vs. MakeMaker

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Mon Feb 14 01:08:35 PST 2005

On Sun, Feb 13, 2005 at 10:03:06PM -0800, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> Module::Build is still in mid-alpha, early beta.  Not ready for
> prime time.  Give it another six months or so.

This is a bit misleading.  It could be considered in alpha state because the
interface is still being added to vigourously but in terms of code and doc
quality its quite stable and usable.

chromatic hit the nail on the head.  MakeMaker is a nightmare to customize
because in the end you're modifying snippets of make code which may or may
not look the same in the next version.  Furthermore, you're stuck writing
shell one-liners rather than Perl code with all the maintenance and
portability nightmares that brings.  With MB its just Perl.

See also "MakeMaker is DOOMED"

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