NAME

CPAN::Meta::X - List of custom (x_*) keys in CPAN distribution metadata being used in the wild

VERSION

This document describes version 0.002 of CPAN::Meta::X (from Perl distribution CPAN-Meta-X), released on 2020-10-29.

DESCRIPTION

The CPAN distribution metadata specification allows custom keys (those that begin with x_ or X_ to be added to the metadata. Over time, some keys are being used for their specific purposes. This document tries to list them.

This document also lists custom phases and relationships in the prereqs hash that are being used, custom keys in resources hash.

LIST OF CUSTOM DISTRIBUTION METADATA KEYS

x_Dist_Zilla key

A big structure recording information related to Dist::Zilla which presumably is used to build the current distribution. Some of the things being put in here include: perl version used to build the distribution, Dist::Zilla plugins used to build the distribution, and so on.

x_authority key

x_contributors key

List of contributors in a release.

Examples:

References:

x_deprecated key

x_examples key

List prerequisites for example scripts.

References:

x_generated_by_perl key

x_help_wanted key

x_provides_scripts key

List what scripts are being provided in the distribution. The structure is modeled after the standard provides hash.

Examples:

So say your distribution provides a "csv2json" script, your META.json would contain:

 "x_provides_scripts": {
   "csv2json": {
     "version": "0.1",
     "file": "bin/csv2json"
   }
 }

References:

x_spdx_expression key

x_serialization_backend key

x_static_install key

LIST OF CUSTOM PREREQS PHASES

x_benchmarks phase

Express that the current distribution is benchmarking the specified module.

References:

x_mentions phase

Express that the current distribution is mentioning the specified module.

References:

x_spec phase

Express that the current distribution is following a specification defined in the specified module.

References:

LIST OF CUSTOM PREREQS RELATIONSHIPS

x_benchmarks relationship

See "x_benchmarks phase".

x_mentions relationship

See "x_mentions phase".

x_spec relationship

See "x_spec phase".

LIST OF CUSTOM RESOURCES

x_IRC resource

x_identifier resource

x_mailinglist resource

x_wiki resource

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/CPAN-Meta-X.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-CPAN-Meta-X.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=CPAN-Meta-X

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

CPAN::Meta::Spec - Specification for CPAN distribution metadata

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2020 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.