[Logwatch-Devel] Outside libs

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Tue Mar 29 15:40:14 MST 2005


--On Tuesday, March 29, 2005 2:31 PM +0200 Pawe³ Go³aszewski 
<blues at ds.pg.gda.pl> wrote:

>> I totally agree with you, CPAN perl modules depandancy can quickly
>> become a nightmare
>
> And I do not agree with that.
> What for to develop next perl module when something is ready and working.
> Most of CPAN modules are stable and interface for them is not changed too
> often. If it is - there is in most cases easy way to fix it.

One can wrap the requirements in evals and simply not provide certain 
functionality if a particular module isn't available. I believe I've seen 
this done in SpamAssassin or perhaps MIMEDefang.





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