Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable::Module::CoreList - IRC frontend to Module::CoreList


    < you> bot: corelist File::Spec
    < bot> File::Spec was first released with perl 5.00503 (released on 1999-03-28)


This module is a frontend to the excellent Module::CoreList module which will let you know what modules shipped with which versions of perl, over IRC.


The robot replies to requests in the following form:

    corelist <subcommand> [args]


The robot understand the following subcommands:

  • release

  • date

        < you> bot: corelist release Test::More
        < bot> you: Test::More was first released with perl 5.7.3 (released on 2002-03-05)

    If no command is given, release is the default.

  • search

  • find

        < you> bot corelist search Data
        < bot> Found Data::Dumper, Module::Build::ConfigData

    Perl version numbers can be passed as optional parameters to restrict the search:

        < you> corelist search Data 5.006
        < bot> Found Data::Dumper in perl 5.006

    The search never returns more than 9 replies, to avoid flooding the channel:

        < you> bot: corelist find e
        < bot> Found AnyDBM_File, AutoLoader, B::Assembler, B::Bytecode, B::Debug, B::Deparse, B::Disassembler, B::Showlex, B::Terse, ...


Philippe "BooK" Bruhat, <>, inspired by the existing corelist bot, last seen on IRC in May 2006.

Since November 2006, the corelist bot in runs using this module.


Please report any bugs or feature requests to, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


Copyright 2006-2013 Philippe "BooK" Bruhat, All Rights Reserved.

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