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CPAN::Meta::Validator - validate CPAN distribution metadata structures

CPAN::Meta::Validator(3perl) Perl Programmers Reference Guide CPAN::Meta::Validator(3perl)

NAME

CPAN::Meta::Validator - validate CPAN distribution metadata structures

VERSION

version 2.150010

SYNOPSIS

  my $struct = decode_json_file('META.json');
  my $cmv = CPAN::Meta::Validator->new( $struct );
  unless ( $cmv->is_valid ) {
    my $msg = "Invalid META structure.  Errors found:\n";
    $msg .= join( "\n", $cmv->errors );
    die $msg;
  }

DESCRIPTION

This module validates a CPAN Meta structure against the version of the the specification claimed in the "meta-spec" field of the structure.

METHODS

new

  my $cmv = CPAN::Meta::Validator->new( $struct )
The constructor must be passed a metadata structure.

is_valid

  if ( $cmv->is_valid ) {
    ...
  }
Returns a boolean value indicating whether the metadata provided is valid.

errors

  warn( join "\n", $cmv->errors );
Returns a list of errors seen during validation.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature using the CPAN Request Tracker. Bugs can be submitted through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=CPAN-Meta>
When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHORS

David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>
Ricardo Signes <rjbs@cpan.org>
Adam Kennedy <adamk@cpan.org>
This software is copyright (c) 2010 by David Golden, Ricardo Signes, Adam Kennedy and Contributors.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
2017-09-12 perl v5.26.0