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From David Wheeler <>
Subject Re: ModPerl::MM (was Re: Slashdot | Help Test mod_perl 2 Release Candidates)
Date Tue, 28 Dec 2004 16:49:22 GMT
On Dec 28, 2004, at 8:17 AM, Stas Bekman wrote:

> Why not? I'm not familiar with Module::Build, but doesn't it make 
> possible to subclass itself? Of course ModPerl::MB is only needed if 
> there are 3rd party mp2 modules that use M::B. Are there any? May be 
> David could write a skeleton for a dummy module that uses M::B. In 
> fact I don't mind taking one of my modules and convert them to use 
> M::B if David can help me with the task. It would be a good idea to do 
> that for one pure perl module and another for XS module. So we could 
> start with: Apache-Filter-HTTPHeadersFixup (pure perl) and then do 
> Apache-Scoreboard-2.0 (XS) and developer ModPerl::MB on the way.
> David, what do you think?

I don't think that the XS tools are quite there for Module::Build, but 
I'm not sure. You'd have to ask Ken and Randy on the Module::Build mail 

But starting with one of your Pure Perl modules is a good idea. Yes, 
M::B is subclassable--that's exactly how I implemented Apache::TestMB. 
So you should be able to create ModPerl::MB (or ModPerl::Build) as a 
subclass and simply override the install base property to add "Apache2" 
to it where necessary. I can certainly help some and answer some 
questions, but Ken Williams and Randy Sims will give you the best 
answers on the mail list (where I am also active, usually sending 



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