Module::Starter::Simple - a simple, comprehensive Module::Starter plugin
use Module::Starter qw(Module::Starter::Simple);
Module::Starter::Simple is a plugin for Module::Starter that will perform all the work needed to create a distribution. Given the parameters detailed in Module::Starter, it will create content, create directories, and populate the directories with the required files.
This method is called to construct and initialize a new Module::Starter object. It is never called by the end user, only internally by create_distro, which creates ephemeral Module::Starter objects. It's documented only to call it to the attention of subclass authors.
All the methods documented below are object methods, meant to be called internally by the ephemeral objects created during the execution of the class method create_distro above.
A hook to do any work after the configuration is initially processed.
A hook to do any work right before the distro is created.
This method works as advertised in Module::Starter.
A hook to do any work after creating the distribution.
A hook to do any work right before exit time.
Creates the base directory for the distribution. If the directory already exists, and $force is true, then the existing directory will get erased.
If the directory can't be created, or re-created, it dies.
This method will create a starter module file for each module named in @modules.
This method returns the text which should serve as the contents for the named module. $rtname is the email suffix which rt.cpan.org will use for bug reports. (This should, and will, be moved out of the parameters for this method eventually.)
This will create the Makefile.PL for the distribution, and will use the module named in $main_module as the main module of the distribution.
This will create a Module::Install Makefile.PL for the distribution, and will use the module named in $main_module as the main module of the distribution.
This method is called by create_Makefile_PL and returns text used to populate Makefile.PL; $main_pm_file is the filename of the distribution's main module, $main_module.
This method is called by create_MI_Makefile_PL and returns text used to populate Makefile.PL; $main_pm_file is the filename of the distribution's main module, $main_module.
This will create the Build.PL for the distribution, and will use the module named in $main_module as the main module of the distribution.
This method is called by create_Build_PL and returns text used to populate Build.PL; $main_pm_file is the filename of the distribution's main module, $main_module.
This method creates a skeletal Changes file.
Called by create_Changes, this method returns content for the Changes file.
This method creates the distribution's LICENSE file.
This method creates the distribution's README file.
Called by create_README, this method returns content for the README file.
This method creates a bunch of *.t files. @modules is a list of all modules in the distribution.
This method is called by create_t, and returns a description of the *.t files to be created.
The return value is a hash of test files to create. Each key is a filename and each value is the contents of that file.
This method is called by create_t, and returns a description of the author only *.t files to be created in the xt directory.
This methods creates a MANIFEST file using Module::Build's methods.
This method creates a MANIFEST file using Module::Install's methods.
Currently runs ExtUtils::MakeMaker's methods.
This method creates a MANIFEST file using ExtUtils::MakeMaker's methods.
This method creates the distribution's MANIFEST file. It must be run last, because all the other create_* functions have been returning the functions they create.
It receives a method to run in order to create the MANIFEST file. That way it can create a MANIFEST file according to the builder used.
This methods gets the correct builder(s).
It is called by create_build, and returns an arrayref with the builders.
This method creates the build file(s) and puts together some build instructions. The builders currently supported are:
ExtUtils::MakeMaker Module::Build Module::Install
This creates a text file for use as MANIFEST.SKIP, .cvsignore, .gitignore, or whatever you use.
Called by create_ignores, this method returns the contents of the ignore file.
verbose tells us whether we're in verbose mode.
Creates $fname, dumps @content_lines in it, and closes it. Dies on any error.
progress prints the given progress message if we're in verbose mode.
filter_lines_in_file goes over a file and removes lines with the received regexes.
For example, removing t/boilerplate.t in the MANIFEST.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to the bugtracker for this project on GitHub at: https://github.com/xsawyerx/module-starter/issues. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
Dan Book, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sawyer X, <email@example.com>
Andy Lester, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
C.J. Adams-Collier, <email@example.com>
Copyright 2005-2009 Andy Lester and C.J. Adams-Collier, All Rights Reserved.
Copyright 2010 Sawyer X, All Rights Reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Please note that these modules are not products of or supported by the employers of the various contributors to the code.
To install Module::Starter, 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.