Specifying dependencies for your CPAN distribution

Posted on May 10, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Specifying dependencies for your CPAN distribution […] I’m going to show you how to specify dependencies for your CPAN distributions: the other Perl and CPAN modules that your distribution relies on. Posts in this series: An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata Dependency phases in CPAN distribution metadata Specifying the type of your CPAN dependencies Specifying […]

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Specifying the type of your CPAN dependencies

Posted on April 23, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Specifying the type of your CPAN dependencies In this article, we’ll cover the different types of dependencies and how you combine these with the phases (described in the previous article) to specify the dependencies (or prereqs) for your CPAN distribution. Posts in this series: An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata Dependency phases in CPAN distribution […]

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The meaning of version 0.x versus 1.x

Posted on April 12, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

The meaning of version 0.x versus 1.x If the first release of your CPAN module has version 0.01, then when should you release version 1.00, and what does that signify? For a good while now I’ve kinda of read 0.x as “I’m still kicking things around”, and you go to 1.x when things have settled […]

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Dependency phases in CPAN distribution metadata

Posted on April 10, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Dependency phases in CPAN distribution metadata In this article I’ll drill into more detail at one critical component of a distribution’s metadata: dependencies, also known as prerequisites (usually shortened to “prereqs”). This is how you specify other CPAN modules that your distribution depends on. Posts in this series: An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata Dependency […]

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An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata

Posted on April 3, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata All CPAN releases (these days) include a metadata file which has information about the distribution. It can be used by tools like CPAN clients (when installing modules), but it’s also helpful for other tool writers, and people analysing the structure of CPAN. The metadata file will be called META.yml […]

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The Perl Toolchain

Posted on April 3, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This series of blog posts is about the Perl toolchain and the collection of tools and modules around it that are central to the CPAN we have today. PAUSE and CPAN An introduction to PAUSE and CPAN. An outline of how to release a module onto CPAN, and how someone else might find it and […]

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A glossary of CPAN terminology

Posted on September 6, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

A glossary of CPAN terminology This is a collection of terms related to CPAN and CPAN distributions. I’ve often looked for such a thing, wanting to link from it in blog posts and the like, or somewhere to direct people to. The definitions here are as they relate to CPAN; the same terms are widely […]

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