CPAN

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Comprehensive Perl Archive Network

The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) is an archive of over 25,000 distributions of software written in Perl, as well as documentation for it. It is searchable http://metacpan.org/ or http://search.cpan.org/ and mirrored in over 270 locations around the world.

CPAN can denote either the archive network itself, or the Perl program that acts as an interface to the network and as an automated software installer (somewhat like a package manager). Most software on CPAN is free and open source.

Useful CPAN related sites

White paper

CPAN white paper

Recommended modules

If you are after a list of recommended modules, look at Task::Kensho.