May 26, 2018

Base class for working with Perl distributions

ModuleExtract is a convenience base class for creating module that work with Perl distributions. Its purpose is to take care of the mechanisms of locating and extracting a Perl distribution so that your module can do something specific to the distribution.

This module was originally created to provide an abstraction for the extraction logic for both ModuleInspector and ModuleP4P and to allow additional features to be added in the future without having to modify both of them, because the general problem of “locate, download, and expand a distribution” is one that is almost ideal for adding additional features down the line.

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