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Wednesday September 01, 2004
09:57 AM

your favorite CPAN modules

[ #20675 ]
I wonder if having a central database of my favorite modules or modules I use would be of any use? If used by enough people it could give some statistics on how widespread the use of a certain module. If cross referenced with CPANRATINGS it could be used to generate some improved statistics.

Of course I know that this can be of any interest only if there is a large number of people who actively maintain the list of the modules they use. So what could be a reason to do so ? Maybe a personalized alert when a new version of one of those modules comes out ? A web forum specialized on that module ?

Any thougths ?

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  • You could perhaps start by looking at the source of all CPAN modules? And maybe a nice dependency graph with GraphViz, that would probably be interesting.

    Actually... when I write this I vaguely remember having seen something like that...

  • I think a Web forum attached to specific module -- or just a dedicated page per module with a list of comments people could add -- would be super.

    Seems like there should be some way to create a little community around each of the modules.