Léon Brocard

NAME

Parse::CPAN::Authors - Parse 01mailrc.txt.gz

SYNOPSIS

  use Parse::CPAN::Authors;

  # must have downloaded
  my $p = Parse::CPAN::Authors->new("01mailrc.txt.gz");
  # either a filename as above or pass in the contents of the file
  my $p = Parse::CPAN::Authors->new($mailrc_contents);

  my $author = $p->author('LBROCARD');
  # $a is a Parse::CPAN::Authors::Author object
  # ... objects are returned by Parse::CPAN::Authors
  print $author->email, "\n";   # leon@astray.com
  print $author->name, "\n";    # Leon Brocard
  print $author->pauseid, "\n"; # LBROCARD

  # all the author objects
  my @authors = $p->authors;

DESCRIPTION

The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) is a very useful collection of Perl code. It has several indices of the files that it hosts, including a file named "01mailrc.txt.gz" in the "authors" directory. This file contains lots of useful information on CPAN authors and this module provides a simple interface to the data contained within.

Note that this module does not concern itself with downloading this file. You should do this yourself.

METHODS

new()

The new() method is the constructor. It takes either the path to the 01mailrc.txt.gz file or its contents. It defaults to loading the file from the current directory. You must download it yourself.

  # must have downloaded
  my $p = Parse::CPAN::Authors->new("01mailrc.txt.gz");
  # either a filename as above or pass in the contents of the file
  my $p = Parse::CPAN::Authors->new($mailrc_contents);

author()

The author() method returns a Parse::CPAN::Authors::Author object representing a user:

  my $author = $p->author('LBROCARD');

authors()

The authors() method returns a list of Parse::CPAN::Authors::Author objects, for each author on CPAN:

  my @authors = $p->authors;

AUTHOR

Leon Brocard <acme@astray.com>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2004, Leon Brocard

This module is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.




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