Seems some folks are taking me to task for having the temerity to upload Bundle::Ovid to the CPAN. That bundle is just a bunch of modules I constantly use but people seem to be frosted that I would (ab)use the CPAN like that. One person wrote "This is not what CPAN is for". Really? What is the CPAN for?
I have to admit, this confuses me. No one seemed to be upset when Simon Cozens started the trend. No one complained when Schwern followed suit. Ask has one. And don't forget Alberto Manuel Brandão Simões, brian d foy and José Alves de Castro (cog). However, I'm the only person getting flack for this.
So, what do you think? Do you think tiny bundles which take up virtually no resources but are extremely helpful to some developers are a bad idea? If you argue "waste of resources", are they your resources? Do you want the Acme:: namespace pulled, too?
It's often been said that a technology proves its worth when it's profitably used in ways the inventors didn't anticipate. That's part of what makes the CPAN great. This is also part of the reason why ideas to "forcibly improve CPAN quality" are constantly shut down. We want to make the CPAN easier for people to contribute, not harder. That's what people are missing.
So go make your personal bundles and put 'em on the CPAN. The next time you do a fresh install of Perl or go to work on a new Perl job, you'll be grateful.
And for some reason, I'm getting weird "error reading from remote server" messages when I try to log in an and comment on the reviews. Gah!