Dist::Zilla::Plugin::TemplateModule - a simple module-from-template plugin


version 6.031


This is a ModuleMaker used for creating new Perl modules files when minting a new dist with dzil new. It uses Text::Template (via Dist::Zilla::Role::TextTemplate) to render a template into a Perl module. The template is given two variables for use in rendering: $name, the module name; and $dist, the Dist::Zilla object. The module is always created as a file under ./lib.

By default, the template looks something like this:

  use strict;
  use warnings;
  package {{ $name }};



This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.



The template parameter may be given to the plugin to provide a different filename, absolute or relative to the build/profile directory.

If this parameter is not specified, this module will use the boilerplate module template included in this module.


This module is part of the standard configuration of the default Dist::Zilla Minting Profile, and all profiles that don't set a custom ':DefaultModuleMaker' so you don't need to normally do anything to configure it.

  dzil new Some::Module
  # creates ./Some-Module/*
  # creates ./Some-Module/lib/Some/

However, for those who wish to configure this ( or any subclasses ) this is presently required:

  [TemplateModule / :DefaultModuleMaker]
  ; template  =


Ricardo SIGNES 😏 <>


This software is copyright (c) 2023 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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