Version 3 (modified by coke, 13 years ago)


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.