Perl 5 version 18.3 documentation

CPAN::Meta::Validator

NAME

CPAN::Meta::Validator - validate CPAN distribution metadata structures

VERSION

version 2.120921

SYNOPSIS

  1. my $struct = decode_json_file('META.json');
  2. my $cmv = CPAN::Meta::Validator->new( $struct );
  3. unless ( $cmv->is_valid ) {
  4. my $msg = "Invalid META structure. Errors found:\n";
  5. $msg .= join( "\n", $cmv->errors );
  6. die $msg;
  7. }

DESCRIPTION

This module validates a CPAN Meta structure against the version of the the specification claimed in the meta-spec field of the structure.

METHODS

new

  1. my $cmv = CPAN::Meta::Validator->new( $struct )

The constructor must be passed a metadata structure.

is_valid

  1. if ( $cmv->is_valid ) {
  2. ...
  3. }

Returns a boolean value indicating whether the metadata provided is valid.

errors

  1. warn( join "\n", $cmv->errors );

Returns a list of errors seen during validation.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature using the CPAN Request Tracker. Bugs can be submitted through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=CPAN-Meta

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHORS

  • David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

  • Ricardo Signes <rjbs@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2010 by David Golden and Ricardo Signes.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.