Dist::Zilla::Shell - An interactive shell for Dist::Zilla
$ dzil shell DZ> build ... DZ> test ... DZ> release ... DZ> q
This module adds a new command to Dist::Zilla:
shell. Run it and an interactive shell is opened. You can then run any other Dist::Zilla command that you usually run with "dzil command" (even
shell itself, to open a sub-shell, but that is useless). Type
q|quit|exit|x to exit the shell.
Any command unknown to Dist::Zilla is executed in a system shell, so you can mix DZ commands and system commands (ls, prove, git...).
Running DZ commands from a shell brings the benefit of avoiding the huge startup cost due to Moose and all Dist::Zilla plugins. So the first run of a command under the shell may be still slow, but any successive run will be much faster.
I started to seriously learn Dist::Zilla at the QA Hackathon 2011 in Amsterdam. I immediately had the idea of this shell as DZ is really slow to start. Six months after, this the first DZ extension that I have written.
Olivier Mengué, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © 2011 Olivier Mengué.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.