Acme::Working::Out::Dependencies::From::META::files::Will::Be::Wrong::At::Some::Point::Like::This::Module::For::Instance - Because there is nothing like being right


version 9.99


Using the META.yml or META.json to work out the prereqs for a distribution without being aware that authors can do what they want in Makefile.PL or Build.PL and what it says in the two META files could very well not be what is required once Makefile.PL or Build.PL has been run, is potentially flawed.

This distribution hammers home this point by not specifying any prereqs at all in META.yml and META.json and autogenerates a list of prereqs when Makefile.PL is executed.

So what exactly are the prereqs of this module ?

The CPAN META specification CPAN::Meta::Spec states that dynamic_config "should be set to a true value if the distribution performs some dynamic configuration (asking questions, sensing the environment, etc.) as part of its configuration.". Almost all of the tools ( Module::Build is the exception ) do not provide a way to change this from the default which is 0.


Chris Williams <>


This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Chris Williams.

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