|Subject:||RFE: Use installed Module::Install if newer than bundled version?|
Would it be possible to have Module::Install favor an installed version of itself if that version is higher than the bundled version in inc? Use case: Module is distributed with old Module::Install that has known bugs. Rather than wait for module to be re-released by author with an updated Module::Install, user instead installes an up to date Module::Install and the bundled version loads the installed version instead of the bundled version, thus allowing the module to be immediately installed. I think this would require a facade Module::Install that sets @INC appropriately based on its version versus an installed version, and then bootstraps something like Module::Install::Heavy. This would add versatility to the Module::Install model, allowing power-users to work around installation bugs that are solely due to outdated Module::Install being bundled with a distributions.