[Catalyst] Catalyst/Catalyst::Helper split

Brandon Black blblack at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 15:54:22 CEST 2006

On 4/17/06, Sebastian Riedel <sri at oook.de> wrote:
> 18.04.2006 03:57 Christopher H. Laco:
> > Does that mean that catalyst.pl MyApp does
> > nothing until you install the Helper package? Seems like just another
> > barrier to getting started...and also a hindrance to all modules who
> > include a component and a helper, which is most models and views.
> No, myapp_create.pl will check for Catalyst::Helper and die with the
> friendly message "Please install Catalyst::Helper!".
> So no changes needed at all, just update the scripts in your apps (as
> usual).

Does this mean that best practice for M/V/C dists like
Catalyst::View::TT or Catalyst::Model::DBIC::Schema should be to
require Catalyst but make Catalyst::Helper merely recommended in the
Build.PL/Makefile.PL/whatever when this goes live?  The presumption
being that for the simple deployment of a fully developed production
application, one doesn't need/use the Helper side of the Model/View?

-- Brandon

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