Chris Williams

NAME

CPANPLUS::Internals::Source::MetaCPAN - MetaCPAN source implementation

VERSION

version 0.08

SYNOPSIS

  # In the CPANPLUS shell

  CPAN Terminal> s conf no_update 1
  CPAN Terminal> s conf source_engine CPANPLUS::Internals::Source::MetaCPAN
  CPAN Terminal> s save

DESCRIPTION

CPANPLUS::Internals::Source::MetaCPAN is a http://metacpan.org/ source implementation.

It is highly experimental.

Usually CPANPLUS retrieves the CPAN index files, extracts them and builds an in-memory index of every module listed on CPAN. As you can imagine, this is quite memory intensive.

This source implementation does things slightly different.

Instead of building an in-memory index, it queries the http://metacpan.org/ website for module/distribution/author information as and when it is required by CPANPLUS.

CAVEATS

There are some caveats.

As shown in the "SYNOPSIS" you must set the CPANPLUS configuration variable no_update to a true value to use this source engine. This prevents CPANPLUS from attempting to update CPAN indexes.

Attempting to do searches and getting a list of out of date modules in CPANPLUS are incredibly slow due the million or so web accesses that are incurred.

SEE ALSO

CPANPLUS

CPANPLUS::Internals::Source

http://metacpan.org/

AUTHOR

Chris Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Chris Williams and Jos Boumans.

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