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NAME

Module::CoreList - what modules shipped with versions of perl

SYNOPSIS

 use Module::CoreList;

 print $Module::CoreList::version{5.00503}{CPAN}; # prints 1.48

 print Module::CoreList->first_release('File::Spec');       # prints 5.00503
 print Module::CoreList->first_release('File::Spec', 0.82); # prints 5.006001

DESCRIPTION

Module::CoreList contains the hash of hashes %Module::CoreList::version, this is keyed on perl version as indicated in $]. The second level hash is module => version pairs.

Note, it is possible for the version of a module to be unspecified, whereby the value is undef, so use exists $version{$foo}{$bar} if that's what you're testing for.

It also contains %Module::CoreList::released hash, which has ISO formatted versions of the release dates, as gleaned from perlhist

CAVEATS

Module::CoreList currently only covers the 5.003_07, 5.004, 5.004)05, 5.005, 5.005_03, 5.6.0, 5.6.1, 5.7.3 and 5.8.0 releases of perl. Probing this information can be rather time consuming so patches are welcomed for earlier versions.

HISTORY

Moved to Changes file

AUTHOR

Richard Clamp <richardc@unixbeard.net>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2002 Richard Clamp. All Rights Reserved.

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

SEE ALSO

Module::Info, perl