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Config::Perl::V(3)     Perl Programmers	Reference Guide	    Config::Perl::V(3)

NAME
       Config::Perl::V - Structured data retrieval of perl -V output

SYNOPSIS
	use Config::Perl::V;

	my $local_config = Config::Perl::V::myconfig ();
	print $local_config->{config}{osname};

DESCRIPTION
   $conf = myconfig ()
       This function will collect the data described in	"the hash structure"
       below, and return that as a hash	reference. It optionally accepts an
       option to include more entries from %ENV. See environment below.

       Note that this will not work on uninstalled perls when called with
       "-I/path/to/uninstalled/perl/lib", but it works when that path is in
       $PERL5LIB or in $PERL5OPT, as paths passed using	"-I" are not known
       when the	"-V" information is collected.

   $conf = plv2hash ($text [, ...])
       Convert a sole 'perl -V'	text block, or list of lines, to a complete
       myconfig	hash.  All unknown entries are defaulted.

   $info = summary ([$conf])
       Return an arbitrary selection of	the information. If no $conf is	given,
       "myconfig ()" is	used instead.

   $md5	= signature ([$conf])
       Return the MD5 of the info returned by "summary ()" without the
       "config_args" entry.

       If "Digest::MD5"	is not available, it return a string with only 0's.

   The hash structure
       The returned hash consists of 4 parts:

       build
	   This	information is extracted from the second block that is emitted
	   by "perl -V", and usually looks something like

	    Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
	      Compile-time options: DEBUGGING USE_64_BIT_INT USE_LARGE_FILES
	      Locally applied patches:
		    defined-or
		    MAINT24637
	      Built under linux
	      Compiled at Jun 13 2005 10:44:20
	      @INC:
		/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7/i686-linux-64int
		/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7
		/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/i686-linux-64int
		/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7
		/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl
		.

	   or

	    Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
	      Compile-time options: DEBUGGING MULTIPLICITY
				    PERL_DONT_CREATE_GVSV PERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT
				    PERL_MALLOC_WRAP PERL_TRACK_MEMPOOL
				    PERL_USE_SAFE_PUTENV USE_ITHREADS
				    USE_LARGE_FILES USE_PERLIO
				    USE_REENTRANT_API
	      Built under linux
	      Compiled at Jan 28 2009 15:26:59

	   This	information is not available anywhere else, including %Config,
	   but it is the information that is only known	to the perl binary.

	   The extracted information is	stored in 5 entries in the "build"
	   hash:

	   osname
	       This is most likely the same as $Config{osname},	and was	the
	       name known when perl was	built. It might	be different if	perl
	       was cross-compiled.

	       The default for this field, if it cannot	be extracted, is to
	       copy $Config{osname}. The two may be differing in casing
	       (OpenBSD	vs openbsd).

	   stamp
	       This is the time	string for which the perl binary was compiled.
	       The default value is 0.

	   options
	       This is a hash with all the known defines as keys. The value is
	       either 0, which means unknown or	unset, or 1, which means
	       defined.

	   derived
	       As some variables are reported by a different name in the
	       output of "perl -V" than	their actual name in %Config, I
	       decided to leave	the "config" entry as close to reality as
	       possible, and put in the	entries	that might have	been guessed
	       by the printed output in	a separate block.

	   patches
	       This is a list of optionally locally applied patches. Default
	       is an empty list.

       environment
	   By default this hash	is only	filled with the	environment variables
	   out of %ENV that start with "PERL", but you can pass	the "env"
	   option to myconfig to get more

	    my $conf = Config::Perl::V::myconfig ({ env	=> qr/^ORACLE/ });
	    my $conf = Config::Perl::V::myconfig ([ env	=> qr/^ORACLE/ ]);

       config
	   This	hash is	filled with the	variables that "perl -V" fills its
	   report with,	and it has the same variables that "Config::myconfig"
	   returns from	%Config.

       inc This	is the list of default @INC.

REASONING
       This module was written to be able to return the	configuration for the
       currently used perl as deeply as	needed for the CPANTESTERS framework.
       Up until	now they used the output of myconfig as	a single text blob,
       and so it was missing the vital binary characteristics of the running
       perl and	the optional applied patches.

BUGS
       Please feedback what is wrong

TODO
	* Implement retrieval functions/methods
	* Documentation
	* Error	checking
	* Tests

AUTHOR
       H.Merijn	Brand <h.m.brand@xs4all.nl>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
       Copyright (C) 2009-2017 H.Merijn	Brand

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

perl v5.28.3			  2020-05-14		    Config::Perl::V(3)

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