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.