The distribution metadata for a CPAN disthttp://search.cpan.org/dist/CPAN-Meta/
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 the CPAN::Meta::Spec manpage.
CPAN::Meta provides a simple class to represent this distribution metadata
(or _distmeta_), along with some helpful methods for interrogating that
The documentation below is only for the methods of the CPAN::Meta object.
For information on the meaning of individual fields, consult the spec.