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Parse-CPAN-Packages (2.33) **

Parse::CPAN::Packages::Fast is about an order of magnitude faster and uses only 40% as much memory. Neither, however, offer a way to iterate through the list without first creating the entire list in memory.

Parse-CPAN-Packages (2.21) ****

This module allows one to easily parse the 02packages.details.txt.gz file for CPAN archives.

The major downside is that it has to initialize itself completely, which can take a while even on a fast machine (and will probably take longer as CPAN grows).

A couple of features such as determining what distribution a module is in required reading the source code since the documentation consists only of a synopsis, which leaves out a few things.