NAME

Dist::Zilla::Plugin::CommentOut - Comment out code in your scripts and modules

VERSION

version 0.03

SYNOPSIS

 [CommentOut]
 id = dev-only

DESCRIPTION

This plugin comments out lines of code in your Perl scripts or modules with the provided identification. This allows you to have code in your development tree that gets commented out before it gets shipped by Dist::Zilla as a tarball.

MOTIVATION

I use perlbrew and/or perls installed in funny places and I'd like to be able to run executables out of by git checkout tree without invoking perl -Ilib on every call. To that end I write something like this:

 #!/usr/bin/env perl
 
 use strict;
 use warnings;
 use lib::findbin '../lib';  # dev-only
 use App::MyApp;

That is lovely, except that the main toolchain installers EUMM and MB will convert /usr/bin/perl but not /usr/bin/env perl to the correct perl when the distribution is installed. There is a handy plugin [SetScriptShebang] that solves that problem but the use lib::findbin '../lib'; is problematic because ../lib relative to the install location might not be right! With both [SetScriptShebang] and this plugin, I can fix both problems:

 [SetScriptShebang]
 [CommentOut]

And my script will be converted to:

 #!perl
 
 use strict;
 use warnings;
 #use lib::findbin '../lib';  # dev-only
 use App::MyApp;

Which is the right thing for CPAN. Since lines are commented out, line numbers are retained.

PROPERTIES

id

The comment id to search for. The default is dev-only.

remove

Remove lines instead of comment them out.

begin

For block comments, the id to use for the beginning of the block. Block comments are off unless both begin and end are specified.

end

For block comments, the id to use for the beginning of the block. Block comments are off unless both begin and end are specified.

AUTHOR

Author: Graham Ollis <plicease@cpan.org>

Contributors:

Mohammad S Anwar (MANWAR)

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Graham Ollis.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.