Module::Install::Base(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Module::Install::Base(3)

Module::Install::Base - Base class for Module::Install extensions

In a Module::Install extension:

use Module::Install::Base ();
@ISA = qw(Module::Install::Base);

This module provide essential methods for all Module::Install extensions, in particular the common constructor "new" and method dispatcher "AUTOLOAD".

Constructor -- need to preserve at least _top
The main dispatcher - copy extensions if missing
Returns the top-level Module::Install object.
Returns the "_top" object's associated Module::Install::Admin object on the first run (i.e. when there was no inc/ when the program started); on subsequent (user-side) runs, returns a fake admin object with an empty "AUTOLOAD" method that does nothing at all.
Tells whether this is the first run of the installer (on author's side). That is when there was no inc/ at program start. True if that's the case. False, otherwise.


Audrey Tang <>

Copyright 2003, 2004 by Audrey Tang <>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


2021-05-24 perl v5.34.0