Frequently Asked Questions about grep.cpan

Why grepcpan is slow ?
short answer: this is a *young* experimental project using a 17Gb git repository with about a 1.5Gb index... this is pushing git to the limit...
read the source code description page to have a better idea of the internal implementation.

Can I user Regular Expression in my query ?
yes you can ! we are using a 'git grep -P', which mean you can use the power of perl Regular Expression in your queries.

What about UniCode characters ?
no, you cannot use directly unicode as part of your query but you can use code points.
more details from perlunicode manual

Any other questions ?
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