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I’m setting up a DarkPAN at work.

CPAN::Site does most of what I want with maintaining it. Unfortunately, it has some bugs with parsing module versions (in particular Test::Object, which is a blocker for PPI); in particular, it can’t distinguish between namespace declarations in actual code and in code examples in documentation. I thought that it could be worked around, but in reading source, it’s doing some pretty incredible stuff.

It’s reading perl code straight out of raw tar files. It ungzips the tarballs, but doesn’t untar them. It simply tries to find perl code in the middle of the tar stream and grab the versions out that. Yech.

So, looks like I’m going to be forced to go back to CPAN::Mini::Inject, taking advantage of parse_version() in ExtUtils::MakeMaker. I’m going to have to have a look at brian d foy’s MyCPAN::Indexer work.

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