Dist::Man - a simple starter kit for any module
Nothing in here is meant for public consumption. Use pl-dist-man from the command line.
pl-dist-man create --module=Foo::Bar,Foo::Bat \ --author="Andy Lester" --email@example.com
This is the core module for Dist::Man. If you're not looking to extend or alter the behavior of this module, you probably want to look at pl-dist-man instead.
Dist::Man is used to create a skeletal CPAN distribution, including basic builder scripts, tests, documentation, and module code. This is done through just one method,
create_distro is the only method you should need to use from outside this module; all the other methods are called internally by this one.
This method creates orchestrates all the work; it creates distribution and populates it with the all the requires files.
It takes a hash of params, as follows:
distro => $distroname, # distribution name (defaults to first module) modules => [ module names ], # modules to create in distro dir => $dirname, # directory in which to build distro builder => 'Module::Build', # defaults to ExtUtils::MakeMaker # or specify more than one builder in an # arrayref license => $license, # type of license; defaults to 'perl' author => $author, # author's full name (required) email => $email, # author's email address (required) verbose => $verbose, # bool: print progress messages; defaults to 0 force => $force # bool: overwrite existing files; defaults to 0
Dist::Man itself doesn't actually do anything. It must load plugins that implement
create_distro and other methods. This is done by the class's
import routine, which accepts a list of plugins to be loaded, in order.
For more information, refer to Dist::Man::Plugin.
Shlomi Fish, http://www.shlomifish.org/ (while disclaiming any implicit or explicit claims on the code).
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You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
bug-dist-man at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
Copyright 2005-2009 Andy Lester, Ricardo Signes and C.J. Adams-Collier, All Rights Reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Modified by Shlomi Fish, 2009 - all rights disclaimed - may be used under any of the present or future terms of Module-Starter.