Re: A wishlist for CPAN
"Jeremiah C. Foster" <email@example.com> writes:
> What if we could have a "wishlist" that we could present to CPAN module
> authors? What would that contain? What would make life easier for those
> who package CPAN modules for debian?
> I can think of some things, like "sane versioning" that gregor
> mentioned, this would clearly help in crafting an effective watch
> file. Are there other things we would like to see?
* No interactive prompting from Makefile.PL or other parts of the build
system without corresponding (and documented!) ways of setting the same
* Please use one of the standard Perl module build packages if at all
possible. (This probably goes without saying.)
* POD documentation for modules should be structured as described in the
pod2man man page. In particular, the NAME section and its content is
mandatory. Otherwise, one doesn't get a valid man page.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>