On 12/12/2003 6:09 PM, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 11:11:07PM +0100, Marcus Holland-Moritz wrote:
>>Yes, the license was the main reason. I disliked seeing that
>>"License: Unknown" at search.cpan.org. The small hack worked
>>fine for me. I wanted to throw it out when MakeMaker fully
> Its unlikely that MakeMaker will ever fully support META.yml. Just the most
> important and/or easiest to implement bits.
>>Maybe I'll get around to providing a patch during the next
>>couple of weeks.
Haven't really had a chance to look, but what will older MakeMakers do
when they see unknown arguments passed in? I think it generates a
warning and ignores it. If that's the case, the only work-around I can
think of off-hand is to define an package variable in main to define a
META structure that MakeMaker can look for, but that's a bit ugly.
BTW, I like the idea of checking for NO_META. Unfortunately, I'm on my
laptop till Tuesday and don't have access to a minicpan mirror nor the
connection speed to make one. I'll add it next week; it should be
trivial, but if someone wants to take a crack at it before then, it can
be found at <http://www.thepierianspring.org/meta_stats.pl>.