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Tuesday December 12, 2006
09:10 AM

RFC: Looking for "CPAN Trivia and Bizarre Tales of the CPAN"

[ #31892 ]

I'm preparing a new (possibly lightning) talk on CPAN trivia and the most bizarre things regarding CPAN.

An example of a bizarre tale:

  • On Devel::Profile's documentation one can read: "SEE ALSO: Yellowstone National Park."

And an example of some CPAN trivia:

  • There are many PAUSE ids with zero uploaded distributions. Is it just because people get an id and then they forget about it? No, it's also because some people actually apply for an id just to help out on a certain module and thus need access to RT, some people upload a module but later on find someone else to take over it but keep the id anyway, etc.

That's the kind of stuff I'm looking for, and I'll probably mix the the trivia with the bizarre tales. I have some material already, but I'm sure if I ask around others will have many more stories to tell.

So, anyone?

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