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Re: [Bug-stow] stow 2.3.0 external dependencies

From: Adam Spiers
Subject: Re: [Bug-stow] stow 2.3.0 external dependencies
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 13:43:42 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20180716

On Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 12:47:03PM +0100, Adam Sampson wrote:
Hi bug-stow,

stow 2.3.0 added external runtime dependencies on Hash::Merge and
Clone::Choose. Historically stow hasn't had runtime dependencies other
than Perl itself, which is a useful property if you're managing the
installation of Perl using stow; the bootstrapping instructions in
stow's manual would need updating to describe how to install these two
modules (and any dependencies they have now or in the future) as well.

However, Hash::Merge is much more general than stow actually needs.
I've attached a patch which replaces the merge() call with a few lines
of equivalent code -- this avoids the external dependencies, and I think
it's clearer than the merge() call.

Great idea, thank you so much!  Indeed, the extra dependency already
caused me a few nasty little headaches due to limitations of the
Storable backend.

I've submitted this for testing:


and will probably merge into git shortly.

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