|inc::Module::Install(3)||User Contributed Perl Documentation||inc::Module::Install(3)|
Below is an explanation of the reason for using a loader module:
The original implementation of CPAN::MakeMaker introduces subtle problems for distributions ending with "CPAN" (e.g. CPAN.pm, WAIT::Format::CPAN), because its placement in ./CPAN/ duplicates the real libraries that will get installed; also, the directory name ./CPAN/ may confuse users.
On the other hand, putting included, for-build-time-only libraries in ./inc/ is a normal practice, and there is little chance that a CPAN distribution will be called "Something::inc", so it's much safer to use.
Also, it allows for other helper modules like Module::AutoInstall to reside also in inc/, and to make use of them.
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