Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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Following my venture into META.yml land last week, I was surprised there wasn't already a distribution on CPAN that already validated against the specs. Even CPANTS only makes a cursory look at the file. So I started writing module that could at least validate the file against the specifications referenced online.
Test-YAML-Meta should be hitting a CPAN mirror near you shortly as a consequence of my efforts over the weekend.
For the META.yml files I've produced it appears to work, but I may not have the specification definitions accurate. If you have an unusual META.yml file, I'd be interested to hear if this distribution does/doesn't work with it. If it doesn't, then I'd be interested to know whether it meets the specification. If doesn't work and meets the specification, can I add it to my test suite?
The name seemed appropriate at the time, but I'm willing to hear of better suggestions. I'll be resisting any change to Test-YAML-META though, as META is not an acronym.
Feedback and thoughts welcome.
I now have a Test module on CPAN, yah!