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Id: 66140
Status: new
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Queue: ExtUtils-MakeMaker

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: dolmen [...]

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Severity: Wishlist
Broken in: 6.57_06
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Subject: Document how to exclude files from CPAN indexes
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The CPAN::Meta::Spec allows the distribution author to exclude some files/directories/modules from CPAN indexing. This feature is not currently documented in EUMM and is hard to discover. Rationale: some of the pollution we see when looking for modules on comes from POD indexed but not useful for a human or for the user of a module (internal documentation for maintainers for example). An improvement of EU::MM documentation of CPAN::Meta::Spec could help authors to fix this. -- Olivier Mengué -

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