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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • the best option for starting to deal with this seems to be the creation of a universal grammar...

    Wow. Good luck.

  • This is very, very shiny. Thank you.

    How are you planning to deal with the fact that different repositories have different semantics for describing dependencies? (For example, not all CPAN modules make the distinction between dependencies needed at install time and runtime).

    What assumptions are you making about a CPAN module distribution? (I started an effort to try to document exactly how a distribution was made up, but had to leave it for other things a few months ago, looks like I should start working on
    • > How are you planning to deal with the fact that different repositories
      > have different semantics for describing dependencies? (For example, not
      > all CPAN modules make the distinction between dependencies needed at
      > install time and runtime).

      Some of this is still unsolved.

      Currently I think there will probably be built-in vocabulary for dependencies that covers 5 phases (config, build, test, install, runtime) and some concept of a resource with various subtypes (packages/distribution, class/inte