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


        use Config::Perl::V;

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


   $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:

           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:
              Built under linux
              Compiled at Jun 13 2005 10:44:20


            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
              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"

               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).

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

               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

               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.

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

           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/ ]);

           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.


       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.


       Please feedback what is wrong


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


       H.Merijn Brand <>


       Copyright (C) 2009-2020 H.Merijn Brand

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

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