NAME

CPAN::Plugin - Base class for CPAN shell extensions

SYNOPSIS

   package My::Plugin;
   use base 'CPAN::Plugin';
   
   sub post_test {
     my ($self, $distribution_object) = @_;
     $self = $self->new (distribution_object => $distribution_object);
     ...;
   }

DESCRIPTION

Alpha Status

The plugin system in the CPAN shell was introduced in version 2.07 and is still considered experimental.

How Plugins work?

See "Plugin support" in CPAN.

METHODS

plugin_requires

returns list of packages given plugin requires for functionality. This list is evaluated using CPAN-use_inst> method.

distribution_object

Get current distribution object.

distribution

distribution_info

build_dir

Simple delegatees for misc parameters derived from distribution

is_xs

Predicate to detect whether package contains XS.

AUTHOR

Branislav Zahradnik <barney@cpan.org>