Suggested Alternatives as a MetaCPAN feature

I expressed this idea recently in a tweet and then started writing it up in more detail as a comment to Brendan Byrd’s The Four Major Problems with CPAN blog post. It grew in detail until I figured I should just write it up as a blog post of my own. Continue reading


What’s actually installed in that perl library?

A key part of my plan for Upgrading from Perl 5.8 is the ability to take a perl library installed for one version of perl, and reinstall it for a different version of perl.

To do that you have to know exactly what distributions were installed in the original library. And not just which distributions, but which versions of those distributions.

I’ve a solution for that now. It turned out to be rather harder to solve than I’d thought… Continue reading