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Thanks for considering contributing to this distribution.

(Please note that numbers in square brackets, for example [0] refer to references at the bottom of this file.)

This distribution is managed with Dist::Zilla[0]. It is not necessary to install Dist::Zilla to contribute.

Please consider working on the code as stored in the code repository. Patches against the distributed code are welcome, but patches or pull requests against the code in the repository are even more welcome.

The public repository for this code is managed with git and is hosted at GitLab. It is available via the web at:

You can submit code changes by forking the repository, pushing your code changes to your clone, and then submitting a merge request. Detailed instructions for doing that is available here:

My primary repository actually uses Mercurial, so if you are more comfortable using that, drop a line to Diab Jerius

Installing Dependencies

Dependencies for this module are recorded in the META.json file. Installation is most easily done with cpanminus[1], which can be made available locally via:

$ curl -L -o cpanm $ chmod +x cpanm

To install the dependencies into a local directory (to avoid polluting your Perl distribution),

$ export PERL5LIB=${PERL5LIB}:$PWD/local $ cpanm -l local --installdeps --with-recommends --with-develop .

This installs the dependencies into the ./local directory. Be sure to clean up the PERL5LIB environment variable when you are done!

Working without Dist::Zilla

This directory contains a working Build.PL that will allow you to work without Dist::Zilla.

If you have installed dependencies into a local directory, make sure that is in your PERL5LIB path.

Then, as usual,

$ perl Build.PL $ ./Build $ ./Build test

Working with Dist::Zilla

Dist::Zilla is a tool whose flexibility is derived from a wide range of plugins. The first step is to install Dist::Zilla itself:

$ cpanm Dist::Zilla

Then, install the plugins that this module requires. In this example they are stored locally, to avoid polluting your Perl distribution. If you haven't already done so, add the local directory to your PERL5LIB path:

$ export PERL5LIB=${PERL5LIB}:$PWD/local $ dzil authordeps --missing | cpanm -l local

You should then also install any additional requirements not needed by the dzil build but may be needed by tests or other development:

$ dzil listdeps --author --missing | cpanm -l local $ dzil listdeps --develop --missing | cpanm -l local $ cpanm -l local --installdeps --with-develop .

Once installed, here are some dzil commands you might try:

$ dzil build $ dzil test $ dzil xtest

You can learn more about Dist::Zilla at

Submitting Patches

Please submit patches as merge requests using the web-based repository tools or as attachments to bug reports.

Submitting Bug Reports

If you have found a bug, but do not have an accompanying patch to fix it, you can submit an issue report

at this website:

or via email to:

or via email to:

Diab Jerius