Dist::Zilla::Role::MetaCPANInterfacer - something that will interact with MetaCPAN's API
# in your plugin/etc. code
my $obj = $self->mcpan->fetch(...);
This role is simply gives you a MetaCPAN::API object to use with caching, so that other plugins can share that cache. It uses the awesome example provided in the "SYNOPSIS" in MetaCPAN::API, contributed by Kent Fredric.
All of these attributes are f'ing lazy, because they like to sit around the house. They are also read-write, as this is a role, and you might want to change around the defaults.
Type: A MetaCPAN::API object
Default: A new object, using mcpan_ua as the Tiny user agent
Type: A HTTP::Tiny compatible user agent
Default: A new HTTP::Tiny::Mech object, using mcpan_mechua as the Mechanized user agent
Type: A WWW::Mechanize compatible user agent
Default: A new WWW::Mechanize::Cached::GZip object, using mcpan_cache as the cache attribute, and some UA string changes.
Type: A caching object
Default: A new CHI object, using the CHI::Driver::File driver pointing to ~/.dzil/.webcache
The caching stuff could potentially be split, but frankly, none of the existing plugins really need caching all that much. I've at least called the .webcache directory a generic name, so feel free to re-use it.
(Honestly, the only reason why this is a DZ module IS the caching directory name...)
Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Prereqs, which uses this quite a bit.
The project homepage is https://github.com/SineSwiper/Dist-Zilla-Role-MetaCPANInterfacer.
The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit http://www.perl.com/CPAN/ to find a CPAN site near you, or see https://metacpan.org/module/Dist::Zilla::Role::MetaCPANInterfacer/.
You can get live help by using IRC ( Internet Relay Chat ). If you don't know what IRC is, please read this excellent guide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat. Please be courteous and patient when talking to us, as we might be busy or sleeping! You can join those networks/channels and get help:
You can connect to the server at 'irc.perl.org' and talk to this person for help: SineSwiper.
Please report any bugs or feature requests via https://github.com/SineSwiper/Dist-Zilla-Role-MetaCPANInterfacer/issues.
Brendan Byrd <BBYRD@CPAN.org>
Christian Walde <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is Copyright (c) 2014 by Brendan Byrd.
This is free software, licensed under:
The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)
To install Dist::Zilla::Role::MetaCPANInterfacer, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.