Category Archives: cpan

v5.26 removes dot from @INC

As of v5.26, the . in @INC is gone by default. When you compile perl, it bakes the default module search path (based on your configure settings) into the binary. These are the paths that perl searches without you adding to @INC with command-line switches or environment variables, and the paths you see when you […]

Find a module’s release managers

The CPAN ecosystem is more than just a way to share your code with other people. It’s also a way to let other people collaborate on the code and to help you release it. In Item 70. Contribute to CPAN, you saw how to upload your work to the Perl Authors Upload Server (PAUSE). There’s […]

Force install a module to reinstall it

[This is a midweek bonus Item since it is so short] I recently bought the new MacBook Air, which means my solid state device has over four times the storage as my old MacBook Air. For the first time, I used Apple’s migration tool to transfer everything from the old one to the new one. […]