CPAN (was Re: [] The future of Perl)

Scott Weisman sweisman at
Thu Jan 22 08:59:44 PST 2004

> > Add to that a further problem: I sometimes write Perl code to be
> > exported to remote installation sites. I can't necessarily rely on which
> > subversion of Perl is available there, let alone expect them to install
> > CPAN modules just to run my code. They're users, not sysadmins. Result:
> > I rarely use CPAN in my release code.
> >
> > Surely I can't be the only one with these problems! Suggestions are
> > welcome...
> >
> I second Oron's suggection. Use "use lib ''" !

i haven't tried it myself, but i would reccomend looking at PAR, the Perl
Archive Toolkit, meant to be a perl equivalent to JAR (java archive), among
other uses. it's at <>.


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