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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Can we tell who the worst offenders are? Surely there's a dozen people or who have never deleted files and released dozens or hundreds of versions of things,.
    • Sure, we could just go through the author directories and count up the byte size of all of the old distros. Maybe I'll hack up that script; I need something for next month's The Perl Journal [theperlreview.com]. :)

      I'm not about shaming people though, and some people might have good reason to keep old versions around.
      • Well, it's never _about_ shaming people.

        It's about providing more information for people. When a new batch of information becomes available (like the CPANTs stuff) there will be a number of people that totally won't have known they were doing the wrong thing, and will quite quickly move to fix it.

        And those that don't care will never see.

        Just don't make a competition out of it. :)

        If you were to list people based on "inverted Schwatz factor" then you could just list it for the good people as "3 or less", to avoid people religiously culling modules so hard that we don't even have one previous version available.