CPAN::WWW::Top100::Retrieve - Retrieves the CPAN Top100 data from http://ali.as/top100
This document describes v1.001 of CPAN::WWW::Top100::Retrieve - released November 06, 2014 as part of CPAN-WWW-Top100-Retrieve.
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use CPAN::WWW::Top100::Retrieve; use Data::Dumper; my $top100 = CPAN::WWW::Top100::Retrieve->new; print Dumper( $top100->list( 'heavy' ) );
This module retrieves the data from CPAN Top100 and returns it in a structured format.
This module uses Moose, so you can pass either a hash or hashref to the constructor. The object will cache all data relevant to the Top100 for as long as it's alive. If you want to get fresh data just make a new object and use that.
The attributes are:
( not required )
A boolean value specifying debug warnings or not.
The default is: false
( not required )
The LWP::UserAgent object to use in place of the default one.
The default is: LWP::UserAgent->new;
( not required )
The uri of Top100 data we should use to retrieve data in place of the default one.
The default is: CPAN::WWW::Top100::Retrieve::Utils::default_top100_uri()
Currently, there is only one method: list(). You call this and get the arrayref of data back. For more information please look at the CPAN::WWW::Top100::Retrieve::Dist class. You can call list() as many times as you want, no need to re-instantiate the object for each query.
Takes one argument: the $type of Top100 list and returns an arrayref of dists.
WARNING: list() will return an empty list if errors happen. Please look at the error() method for the string.
use Data::Dumper; print Dumper( $top100->list( 'heavy' ) ); print Dumper( $top100->list( 'volatile' ) );
Returns the error string if it was set, undef if not.
Please see those modules/websites for more information related to this module.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.
A modern, open-source CPAN search engine, useful to view POD in HTML format.
The default CPAN search engine, useful to view POD in HTML format.
The RT ( Request Tracker ) website is the default bug/issue tracking system for CPAN.
The AnnoCPAN is a website that allows community annotations of Perl module documentation.
The CPAN Ratings is a website that allows community ratings and reviews of Perl modules.
The CPAN Forum is a web forum for discussing Perl modules.
The CPANTS is a website that analyzes the Kwalitee ( code metrics ) of a distribution.
The CPAN Testers is a network of smokers who run automated tests on uploaded CPAN distributions.
The CPAN Testers Matrix is a website that provides a visual overview of the test results for a distribution on various Perls/platforms.
The CPAN Testers Dependencies is a website that shows a chart of the test results of all dependencies for a distribution.
You can email the author of this module at
APOCAL at cpan.org asking for help with any problems you have.
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Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to
bug-cpan-www-top100-retrieve at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=CPAN-WWW-Top100-Retrieve. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.
The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)
This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Apocalypse.
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