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KEEDI TSIBLEY OALDERS SREZIC

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David Golden
and 3 contributors

NAME

CPAN::Common::Index - Common library for searching CPAN modules, authors and distributions

VERSION

version 0.006

SYNOPSIS

    use CPAN::Common::Index::Mux::Ordered;
    use Data::Dumper;

    $index = CPAN::Common::Index::Mux::Ordered->assemble(
        MetaDB => {},
        Mirror => { mirror => "http://cpan.cpantesters.org" },
    );

    $result = $index->search_packages( { package => "Moose" } );

    print Dumper($result);

    # {
    #   package => 'MOOSE',
    #   version => '2.0802',
    #   uri     => "cpan:///distfile/ETHER/Moose-2.0802.tar.gz"
    # }

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a common library for working with a variety of CPAN index services. It is intentionally minimalist, trying to use as few non-core modules as possible.

The CPAN::Common::Index module is an abstract base class that defines a common API. Individual backends deliver the API for a particular index.

As shown in the SYNOPSIS, one interesting application is multiplexing -- using different index backends, querying each in turn, and returning the first result.

METHODS

search_packages (ABSTRACT)

    $result = $index->search_packages( { package => "Moose" });
    @result = $index->search_packages( \%advanced_query );

Searches the index for a package such as listed in the CPAN 02packages.details.txt file. The query must be provided as a hash reference. Valid keys are

  • package -- a string, regular expression or code reference

  • version -- a version number or code reference

  • dist -- a string, regular expression or code reference

If the query term is a string or version number, the query will be for an exact match. If a code reference, the code will be called with the value of the field for each potential match. It should return true if it matches.

Not all backends will implement support for all fields or all types of queries. If it does not implement either, it should "decline" the query with an empty return.

The return should be context aware, returning either a single result or a list of results.

The result must be formed as follows:

    {
      package => 'MOOSE',
      version => '2.0802',
      uri     => "cpan:///distfile/ETHER/Moose-2.0802.tar.gz"
    }

The uri field should be a valid URI. It may be a URI::cpan or any other URI. (It is up to a client to do something useful with any given URI scheme.)

search_authors (ABSTRACT)

    $result = $index->search_authors( { id => "DAGOLDEN" });
    @result = $index->search_authors( \%advanced_query );

Searches the index for author data such as from the CPAN 01mailrc.txt file. The query must be provided as a hash reference. Valid keys are

  • id -- a string, regular expression or code reference

  • fullname -- a string, regular expression or code reference

  • email -- a string, regular expression or code reference

If the query term is a string, the query will be for an exact match. If a code reference, the code will be called with the value of the field for each potential match. It should return true if it matches.

Not all backends will implement support for all fields or all types of queries. If it does not implement either, it should "decline" the query with an empty return.

The return should be context aware, returning either a single result or a list of results.

The result must be formed as follows:

    {
        id       => 'DAGOLDEN',
        fullname => 'David Golden',
        email    => 'dagolden@cpan.org',
    }

The email field may not reflect an actual email address. The 01mailrc file on CPAN often shows "CENSORED" when email addresses are concealed.

index_age

    $epoch = $index->index_age;

Returns the modification time of the index in epoch seconds. This may not make sense for some backends. By default it returns the current time.

refresh_index

    $index->refresh_index;

This ensures the index source is up to date. For example, a remote mirror file would be re-downloaded. By default, it does nothing.

attributes

Return attributes and default values as a hash reference. By default returns an empty hash reference.

validate_attributes

    $self->validate_attributes;

This is called by the constructor to validate any arguments. Subclasses should override the default one to perform validation. It should not be called by application code. By default, it does nothing.

SUPPORT

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at https://github.com/dagolden/CPAN-Common-Index/issues. You will be notified automatically of any progress on your issue.

Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.

https://github.com/dagolden/CPAN-Common-Index

  git clone https://github.com/dagolden/CPAN-Common-Index.git

AUTHOR

David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Helmut Wollmersdorfer <helmut@wollmersdorfer.at>

  • Kenichi Ishigaki <ishigaki@cpan.org>

  • Tatsuhiko Miyagawa <miyagawa@bulknews.net>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2013 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004