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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It may not be entirely obvious, but this is exactly what has been happening over the last few years.

    Various bits of the current CPAN model are already being systematically replaced.

    META.yml is being replaced with a JSON [cpan.org]-format META.json.

    configure_requires (2 years in the making, now in the Perl core, appearing in 5.10.1) has allowed us to upgrade Makefile.PL and Build.PL related modules sanely and do more thorough configure-time testing (and will finally remove the need for some of Module::Install's more ev