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Thursday July 09, 2009
01:00 AM

You'll miss search.cpan.org

[ #39259 ]

Today I'm trying to read some documentation for ruby gems I haven't installed. In perl, you can just go to http://search.cpan.org/ and read documentation for all kinds of things you haven't installed and evaluate whether you want to read more or download or install.

Have you used the perl introspection module Devel::Spy before? No? Probably not. You can trivially go read the documentation for this thing you've never heard of at http://search.cpan.org/dist/Devel-Spy.

Not so with RubyForge. It's missing the batteries, you see.

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  • perl is wonderful, I love it, and I know little about ruby. but a rising tide floats all boats.

    It would be nice to politely point out to ruby people, how they can try to be as good and better than perl. then, politely point out to perl people how they can try to be as good and better than perl.

    Then... profit!

    If you have already done that, just sit back and wait for the karma to roll in.

  • Yeah, it would be nice if RF integrated it somehow. There are other places you can look, though:

    http://allgems.faithpromotingstories.org/gems [faithpromo...tories.org]

    Also, with many Ruby projects on github, you at least get the README up front.

    I'll be curious to see how much github affects CPAN in the long term.