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Find out if a given Perl distribution is included in core

Sometimes you need to find out if a given Perl distribtution is in included in the core and since when.

Luckily we have Module::CoreList by Chris Willliams.

Using a simple CLI tool corelist you can inquire a distribtion name quite easily.

$ corelist Test::Timer

Data for 2020-09-20
Test::Timer was not in CORE (or so I think)

Well my stuff does not go into core, so let’s try something more cool.

$ corelist Data::Dumper

Data for 2020-09-20
Data::Dumper was first released with perl 5.005

Remember to update your installation of Module::CoreList often so your data on what is in core and what is not is up to date.

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