The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) is a very useful collection
of Perl code. It has several indices of the files that it hosts, including
a file named "02packages.details.txt.gz" in the "modules" directory. This
file contains lots of useful information and this module provides a simple
interface to the data contained within.
In a future release the Parse::CPAN::Packages::Package manpage and the
Parse::CPAN::Packages::Distribution manpage might have more information.