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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

Journal of acme (189)

Thursday March 06, 2003
10:45 AM


[ #10923 ]
Metadata is crucial. There's going to be an awful lot more of it about if I have anything to do with it. As a little example, there are 4906 distributions on CPAN. A full 4561 of them have a Makefile.PL, and the top 40 prerequisites (not including recursion) in these are:

175: Test::More
73: DBI
62: Carp
52: Data::Dumper
50: Tk
47: Storable
46: File::Spec
42: Digest::MD5
41: IO::File
41: LWP::UserAgent
40: XML::Parser
32: MIME::Base64
31: URI
30: CGI
29: IO::Socket
28: POE
26: GD
26: Pod::Usage
23: Test::Pod
23: Time::HiRes
22: File::Find::Rule
22: HTML::Parser
22: Test::Simple
21: Apache
21: HTTP::Request
21: Inline
20: Compress::Zlib
19: Parse::RecDescent
19: Test::Manifest
18: Apache::Constants
18: File::Temp
18: LWP
18: Test
18: mod_perl
17: Getopt::Long
17: HTML::TreeBuilder
17: Template
17: Time::Local
17: URI::Escape

(With help from CPANPLUS, a local CPAN mirror, and regular expressions).

PS Yes I'm enjoying the DPW, but Schwern and Kane are giving me all these crazy ideas and it's cold and rainy

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