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Module::Build::ModuleInfo

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Module::Build::ModuleInfo

NAME

ModuleInfo - Gather package and POD information from a perl module file

DESCRIPTION

  • new_from_file($filename, collect_pod => 1)

    Construct a ModuleInfo object given the path to a file. Takes an optional argument collect_pod which is a boolean that determines whether POD data is collected and stored for reference. POD data is not collected by default. POD headings are always collected.

  • new_from_module($module, collect_pod => 1, inc => \@dirs)

    Construct a ModuleInfo object given a module or package name. In addition to accepting the collect_pod argument as described above, this method accepts a inc argument which is a reference to an array of of directories to search for the module. If none are given, the default is @INC.

  • name()

    Returns the name of the package represented by this module. If there are more than one packages, it makes a best guess based on the filename. If it's a script (i.e. not a *.pm) the package name is 'main'.

  • version($package)

    Returns the version as defined by the $VERSION variable for the package as returned by the name method if no arguments are given. If given the name of a package it will attempt to return the version of that package if it is specified in the file.

  • filename()

    Returns the absolute path to the file.

  • packages_inside()

    Returns a list of packages.

  • pod_inside()

    Returns a list of POD sections.

  • contains_pod()

    Returns true if there is any POD in the file.

  • pod($section)

    Returns the POD data in the given section.

  • find_module_by_name($module, \@dirs)

    Returns the path to a module given the module or package name. A list of directories can be passed in as an optional parameter, otherwise @INC is searched.

    Can be called as either an object or a class method.

  • find_module_dir_by_name($module, \@dirs)

    Returns the entry in @dirs (or @INC by default) that contains the module $module . A list of directories can be passed in as an optional parameter, otherwise @INC is searched.

    Can be called as either an object or a class method.

AUTHOR

Ken Williams <kwilliams@cpan.org>, Randy W. Sims <RandyS@ThePierianSpring.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2001-2006 Ken Williams. All rights reserved.

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

SEE ALSO

perl(1), Module::Build(3)