Module::MakeMaker - A New Way to Make Modules
> mmm > vim Mmm.yaml > make > make test > make install > make dist
Module::MakeMaker (MMM) is a new way to make modules. It builds on the the old, tried and true method, but automates the repetitive, cumbersome and error prone steps involved. It leverages YAML, Makefiles and templating, to do the right things you want to do, when they need to be done. This means you can apply a simple patch to your module, and then run:
and know that all the appropriate actions need will be performed, and if they are all successful, your module will be on its way to CPAN, and you can move on to your next task.
MMM bootstraps a module environment from meta information that you specify in
MMM/config.yaml files. You can spread this data over local and general yaml files to eliminate duplication.
The main difference between MMM and the traditional style is that none of the files that you create in your module directory are used in the actual distribution. These files are all copied (or templated or generated) into a
cpan/ subdirectory and that is the final place for testing and building the CPAN distribution.
You never need to edit the files in the
cpan/ directory. Also you can run all the common make commands:
> make > make test > make install > make dist
without needing to cd into the
cpan/ directory. The MMM Makefile has targets to run these commands from the top level for you.
To get started, run the
mmm command in your new or existing module directory. It will set up things for you and tell you what you need to do next.
Ingy döt Net <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2008. Ingy döt Net.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
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