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Dist::Zilla::Plugin::PkgDist - add a $DIST to your packages


version 6.025


This plugin will add a line like the following to each package in each Perl module or program (more or less) within the distribution:

  { our $DIST = 'My-CPAN-Dist'; } # where 'My-CPAN-Dist' is your dist name

It will skip any package declaration that includes a newline between the package keyword and the package name, like:


This sort of declaration is also ignored by the CPAN toolchain, and is typically used when doing monkey patching or other tricky things.


This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.


Ricardo SIGNES 😏 <>


This software is copyright (c) 2022 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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