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NAME ^

inc::Module::Build::Functions - Module::Build::Functions configuration system

SYNOPSIS ^

  use inc::Module::Build::Functions;

DESCRIPTION ^

This module first checks whether the inc/.author directory exists, and removes the whole inc/ directory if it does, so the module author always get a fresh inc every time they run Makefile.PL. Next, it unshifts inc into @INC, then loads Module::Build::Functions from there.

Below is an explanation of the reason for using a loader module:

The original implementation of CPAN::MakeMaker introduces subtle problems for distributions ending with CPAN (e.g. CPAN.pm, WAIT::Format::CPAN), because its placement in ./CPAN/ duplicates the real libraries that will get installed; also, the directory name ./CPAN/ may confuse users.

On the other hand, putting included, for-build-time-only libraries in ./inc/ is a normal practice, and there is little chance that a CPAN distribution will be called Something::inc, so it's much safer to use.

Also, it allows for other helper modules like Module::AutoInstall to reside also in inc/, and to make use of them.

AUTHORS ^

Audrey Tang <autrijus@autrijus.org>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2003, 2004 Audrey Tang <autrijus@autrijus.org>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html

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