May 26, 2018
Distribution metadata for a CPAN dist
Software distributions released to the CPAN include a META.json or, for older distributions, META.yml, which describes the distribution, its contents, and the requirements for building and installing the distribution. The data structure stored in the META.json file is described in CPANMetaSpec.
CPANMeta provides a simple class to represent this distribution metadata or distmeta, along with some helpful methods for interrogating that data.