So some guy named Mark Veltzer released a distro on CPAN called "Meta".
Meta includes several _hundred_ modules!
I've looked at a few so far and many were basically empty, like Meta::Tool::Tar which appears to be a placeholder without any working code. Others add trivial extensions to existing modules like Meta::Visualization::Graph, which subclasses GraphViz to add a single method.
I wonder what exactly prevented him from sending a patch to acme. It's not like acme is inaccessible or a big jerk or something. I sent him a patch for GraphViz and he used it with some tweaks and we were all happy. I had the feature I needed, I didn't have any code to maintain, and acme had a slightly more useful module on his hands. Everyone is happy.
Some of the code in Meta might actually be useful on its own, like Meta::Lang::Perl::Pod::Docbook, which is a POD => Docbook translator. It's quite primitive at the moment, but has potential. But do I really need this guy's other 250 or so modules to use it?
Someone restrict this man's access to hallucinogenic drugs before he codes again!