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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Friday September 08, 2006
10:24 AM

Having a popular module sucks

[ #30929 ]

I spent part of the last week fixing bugs in DBD::SQLite and pushing out a new release. I do this out of the goodness of my heart to help people build apps. But having a popular module has its downsides. There are lots of RT bugs to go through. And some of those bugs can be less than helpful.

One such bug was RT bug #20286 which told me that some other CPAN module didn't behave quite right when using DBD::SQLite. That's not much help to me in debugging - I'm not about to download some other huge module off CPAN and figure out all that code and what it does to try and locate my bug.

So I rejected the bug.

The author disagreed with the rejection and re-opened it.

So I rejected it again.

End result: David Muir Sharnoff decides the right thing to do now to get me to fix this "bug" is to give a low rating on cpanratings. What a stupid and lame tactic.

So I'm playing the name and shame game - my equivalent of his lame tactic.

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