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This page provides an overview of 4 articles related to 'cpan', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, is an archive of over 20,000 modules of software written in Perl, as well as documentation for it. It has a presence on the World Wide Web at and is mirrored worldwide at more than 200 locations. CPAN can denote either the archive network itself, or the Perl program that acts as an interface to the network and as an automated software installer (somewhat like a package manager). Most software on CPAN is free and open source software. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: CPAN)

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Metadata related to 'cpan' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'cpan': 4 (0.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'cpan' across all Ariadne articles: 9
  • Average number of references to 'cpan' per Ariadne article: 2.25
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'cpan': 1998-09
  • Trending factor of 'cpan': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'cpan':

  1. ian peacock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. ed summers (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jakob voss (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Get Tooled Up: SeeAlso: A Simple Linkserver Protocol

Jakob Voss combines OpenSearch and unAPI to enrich catalogues.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Building OAI-PMH Harvesters With Net::OAI::Harvester

Ed Summers describes Net::OAI::Harvester, the Perl package for easily interacting with OAI-PMH repositories as a metadata harvester. Ed provides examples of how to use Net::OAI::Harvester to write short programs which execute each of the 6 OAI-PMH verbs.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Unix: What Is mod_perl?

Ian Peacock explains mod_perl technology for supercharging the Apache Server.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Metadata: BIBLINK.Checksum

Ian Peacock and Andy Powell describe a proposed algorithm for calculating a checksum for Web pages.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

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