Monthly Archives: December 2010

Enjoying my Perl holiday

I haven't done much with Perl this week. I added CPAN::Meta::YAML to the perl core, but otherwise spent the week with family and friends and digging out from the great East Coast blizzard of 2010. I have a lot of toolchain module items to work on and hope to have more to say about that […]

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Creating a YAML::Tiny doppelgaenger

Recently, I needed to clone a distribution on CPAN and release it under a new name. I also need to keep it in sync with the original distribution. Rather than do any of that by hand, I decided to whip up a Dist::Zilla plugin (two, actually) to do the job for me. The background for […]

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local::lib for

I've got too much going on this week to do much blogging, but I'm happy to say that my experiments teaching to bootstrap local::lib look promising. During CPAN auto-configuration, when CPAN recognizes that the user doesn't have write access to the Perl library directories, my experimental offers to bootstrap local::lib after configuration is […]

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What tools should you use to create a CPAN distribution?

Recently, I answered a question on the module-authors mailing list about the best tool for building a CPAN distribution. Whole generations of tools have come and gone since I first read Writing Perl Modules for CPAN and the state of the art slash best practices slash fads have changed. Since I first released a distribution […]

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