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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • And if you are going to say something have the courage to put a name to your spite.

    I heckled him because he was wrong, so wrong that it wasn't possible for me not to. For all I know, this person is you. I wrote much of and keep the CPAN and search.cpan FAQs, I run the box, I keep it running, and we answer and address feedback as time and patience allow. When some guy starts bitching about how 'this page has no links' or 'this has no FAQ', etc. when that person hasn't sent email to said effect, he's lucky

    • Hmmm. Nice to know people actually read other people's journals.

      >if you are going to say something have the courage to put a name to your spite.

      Apologies. I was about 80% sure that it was you, but not 100%. It seemed that I would do a disservice by reprimanding the wrong person. Plus, it wasn't the name that mattered, it was the lack of respect shown by the behavior that seemed out of place.

      >I heckled him because he was wrong

      Well, I would have to disagree with you here. I thought his
      • Well, I would have to disagree with you here. I thought his comments on the usability of CPAN were quite well thought-out. Everyone (with whom I have ever spoken) agrees that CPAN is a fantastic resource. (And kudos to those like yourself who maintain it.) But, I share Mr. Crawford's concern that things could be laid out in a more intuitive manner. (David Crawford, by the way, is the guy whose talk you interrupted.)

        I'm sorry, you appear to have missed the part where search.cpan is not CPAN. There are 3

        • > considering how few people actually thank those of us who have kept this resource online for the last 3 years ...

          Thank you, thank you, thank you.

          > search.cpan is not CPAN.

          From an outsider's perspective, the difference is not immediately obvious. For one example, if you hang around at perlmonks, most mentions of "look on CPAN" are accompanied by a link to search.cpan.org.