Module::MakefilePL::Parse - parse required modules from Makefile.PL
use Module::MakefilePL::Parse; open $fh, 'Makefile.PL'; $parser = Module::MakefilePL::Parse->new( join("", <$fh>) ); $info = $parser->required;
$parser = new Modile::MakefilePL::Parse( $script );
Parses a Makefile.PL script and returns an object. Returns
undef if there is a problem.
$info = $parser->required;
Returns a hash reference containing the prerequisite modules. This is either the the
PREREQ_PM key, or a combination of prerequisites specified in
build_requires calls in the Makefile.PL script (depending on the "install_type").
$module = $parser->install_type;
Returns the module used for installation.
This module does evaluate a portion of the code, so there is a security issue. However, it only evaluates the definition of the
PREREQ_PM key in calls to
WriteMakefile, which should be more difficult to embed malware in.
Do not run this module on untrusted scripts.
These other modules will also provide meta-information about CPAN distributions:
Module::CoreList Module::CPANTS::Generator::Prereq Module::Info Module::Dependency Module::Depends Module::PrintUsed Module::ScanDeps
Module::CPANTS::Generator::Prereq is similar to this module, so it is possible that any future work will be merged into that project than on maintaining this module.
Robert Rothenberg <rrwo at cpan.org>
Copyright (C) 2004 by Robert Rothenbeg. All Rights Reserved.
The test script Module-MakefilePL-Parse.t contains small snippets (less than a few lines) based on existing Makefile.PL files from modules on CPAN. Those modules are acknowledged in the snippets, and the copyrights of those modules belong to their respective authors.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.4 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.