Parrot Based Config

Discussion about the Roadmap item for 3.0

Things that should be changed (or at least discussed), regardless of the tools used to implement the configure system.

  • Should be able to override hints files from the command line. Let the user shoot themselves in the foot.
  • Don't run configure tests as part of 'make test' - if the parrot tests pass, Configure worked.
  • use a standard mechanism for parsing options, to unify the true/false/set/unset/use/don't syntax.
  • Don't rely on perl's Config for information.

See issues , especially: don't use to generate files that should be generated by simple makefile rules. Don't require --maintainer, have config just autodetect and create appropriate rules.