Sunday, February 27, 2011

CPAN mirrors list now (also) in JSON format

The list of CPAN mirrors have for ages been published in the MIRRORED.BY file.  The format was good back when just parsing a text file was the common data exchange format (and I believe the "master file" was indeed the same file).

Now this file is output by a small program from another data source[1], so Henk Penning (the ever patient and hard working maintainer of the mirrors list) added a JSON export.  If you are making a tool that needs the CPAN mirrors list (and you are able to load a JSON file), it might be easier to use the new mirrors.json file.


 - ask

[1] The master data source is actually also a JSON file ...

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