CPAN::Meta::Feature(3perl) Perl Programmers Reference Guide CPAN::Meta::Feature(3perl)

CPAN::Meta::Feature - an optional feature provided by a CPAN distribution

version 2.150010

A CPAN::Meta::Feature object describes an optional feature offered by a CPAN distribution and specified in the distribution's META.json (or META.yml) file.

For the most part, this class will only be used when operating on the result of the "feature" or "features" methods on a CPAN::Meta object.

my $feature = CPAN::Meta::Feature->new( $identifier => \%spec );

This returns a new Feature object. The %spec argument to the constructor should be the same as the value of the "optional_feature" entry in the distmeta. It must contain entries for "description" and "prereqs".

This method returns the feature's identifier.

This method returns the feature's long description.

This method returns the feature's prerequisites as a CPAN::Meta::Prereqs object.

Please report any bugs or feature using the CPAN Request Tracker. Bugs can be submitted through the web interface at

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

  • David Golden <>
  • Ricardo Signes <>
  • Adam Kennedy <>

This software is copyright (c) 2010 by David Golden, Ricardo Signes, Adam Kennedy and Contributors.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

2024-02-11 perl v5.38.2