Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MetaConfig::Deep - Experimental enhancements to MetaConfig


version 0.001001


This module serves as an experimental space for features I think the core MetaConfig should provide, but in a state of uncertainty about how they should be implemented.

The objective is to extract more metadata about plugins without plugins having to percolate hand-written adjustments system-wide to get a useful interface.

Composition Data

This exposes data about the roles and parent classes, and their respective versions in play on a given plugin, to give greater depth for problem diagnosis.

    "class" : "Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Author::KENTNL::CONTRIBUTING",
    "config" : {...},
    "name" : "@Author::KENTNL/Author::KENTNL::CONTRIBUTING",
    "version" : "0.001005",
    "x_composes" : {
      "Dist::Zilla::Plugin::GenerateFile::FromShareDir" : "0.009",
      "Dist::Zilla::Role::AfterBuild"                   : "5.041",
      "Dist::Zilla::Role::AfterRelease"                 : "5.041",
      "Dist::Zilla::Role::ConfigDumper"                 : "5.041",
      "Dist::Zilla::Role::FileGatherer"                 : "5.041",
      "Dist::Zilla::Role::FileInjector"                 : "5.041",
      "Dist::Zilla::Role::FileMunger"                   : "5.041",
      "Dist::Zilla::Role::Plugin"                       : "5.041",
      "Dist::Zilla::Role::RepoFileInjector"             : "0.005",
      "Dist::Zilla::Role::TextTemplate"                 : "5.041",
      "Moose::Object"                                   : "2.1604",
      "MooseX::SlurpyConstructor::Role::Object"         : "1.2"

@ETHER has already made excellent inroads into making this sort of metadata exposed via exporting version in all metaconfig plugin's she has access to, and this is an attempt at providing the same level of insight without requiring so much explicit buy-in from plugin authors.

This also has the neat side effect of showing what phases a plug-in is subscribed to.


Kent Fredric <>


This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Kent Fredric <>.

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