Featured Perl module: Module::Starter

Sometimes, preparing the ground for a new to-be-developed Perl module requires more effort than doing the actual programming: creating a directory structure, building an initial Makefile, writing a MANIFEST file, etc. takes some time, especially if you have to look up which informations are necessary.

Module::Starter to the rescue. This Perl module knows exactly what a new module distribution should look like and creates a proper environment. You don’t have to use the module itself, since there’s an utility included named module-starter~petdance/Module-Starter-1.42/bin/module-starter that gets all necessary information from the command line and does all the work.

It’s always important that basic work takes as less effort as possible, for otherwise developers often get reluctant to do it at all. Module::Starter ensures that creating new Perl modules is as efficient as it can be.