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Re: META.yml the difference between `name` and `requires`

by Corion (Pope)
on Oct 06, 2013 at 10:29 UTC ( #1057139=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to META.yml the difference between `name` and `requires`

I think the name is the name of the distribution, while the requires section lists modules (not distributions). This is just me guessing - CPAN::Meta::Spec likely has the gory details.

To get from a module to its distribution is in 02packages.details.txt, but there likely are CPAN modules that handle this mapping for you. I would look at CPAN::SQLite first, but most likely many of the other modules implement (or reuse) the similar logic.

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Re^2: META.yml the difference between `name` and `requires`
by tobyink (Abbot) on Oct 06, 2013 at 19:46 UTC

    META-spec 1.4 is more relevant. CPAN::Meta::Spec is version 2 of the specification and is typically only used in META.json files rather than META.yml. CPAN::Meta::Spec has a more powerful prerequisite specification.

    (PS: can you please fix your </i>?)

    use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name

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