[Pdx-pm] App/Module review?

Chad Granum exodist7 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 21:01:10 PST 2008

The CPAN page for the module is up, now you can view it there as well in web
format. Nicer on the eyes.


On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Chad Granum <exodist7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey, I have been lerking on the mailing list for close to a year now, don't
> think I have ever posted anything. I have also made an appearence in the
> chat as exodist on occasion.
> I just completed a module/app and submitted it to cpan, and I am eager for
> feedback. I am not sure if this is the right kind of thing to post here, if
> it is great, if not let me know.
> The module can be found here:
> https://pause.perl.org/pub/PAUSE/authors/id/E/EX/EXODIST/PPBS.tar.gz
> Essentially make is limited for large perl projects. The tools such as
> Module::Install are great for individual modules, but do not work so well on
> large application projects. Rake is a good alternative to make, but requires
> installing and learning ruby to install your perl app.
> I briefly looked at some other perl modules, but found nothing that met my
> needs. As such I took about 5 hours and wrote this while snowed in today.
> The goal is to have the file that defines the build tasks to be very similar
> to Makefiles, because people are used to their syntax. However these files
> are pure perl, and as such carry perls power within them. I also wanted to
> be able to write build tasks either as perl code or as shell commands, since
> some build tasks are obviously simpler in shell.
> The best documentation is the pod for lib/PPBS.pm within the tarball. I
> would appreciate feedback both on how it is used (as described in the pod),
> and on the coding. The code is suprisingly tiny, so it should not take too
> long.
> -Chad 'Exodist' Granum
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