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CPAN Testers and giant library

Dear lazyweb,

I am about to upload a new Alien:: distribution that downloads, builds, and installs a very, very large library. The installation of this Alien:: distribution occupies about 240MB on my laptop and compile times are huge even on my fast computer.

Is there a way to flag a distribution as unsuitable for CPAN testers? I'd rather not abuse the volunteer infrastructure by having them compile a library over night.

XS bits: Overloaded interfaces

A rather reasonable example of such a hybrid interface is ="htt…

XS bits: Which class is this object blessed into?

About Steffen Mueller

user-pic Physicist turned software developer. Working on Infrastructure Development at Booking.com. Apparently the only person who thinks the perl internals aren't nearly as bad as people make them. See also: the Booking.com tech blog, CPAN.