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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Monday July 24, 2006
09:39 AM

Another reason to not trust CPAN ratings

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I'm sure someone has brought this up before, but I happened to notice the CGI::Builder module on the CPAN. It has more 5 star ratings than test passes. In fact, every rating is five stars and they're glowing reviews. And all reviewers are people I've never heard of. Then, to finish this off, I checked their other reviews and every review that all of them have written seems to be a glowing review of software that the CGI::Builder author has written.

So yeah, I blow my own horn at times, but at least I'm honest about it.

(For added fun, read the guy's code -- though this issue is well-known)

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