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  • I have a desire for CPAN modules to be as widely installable as possible. I found a module that didn't fit that. Like the dozens of others for which I've written back author remarks, I did that here. I got a non-responsive answer.

    But instead of escalating it in email, and getting more pissed on each round, I decided to check out whether I was off my rocker or not, by posting the email for peer review. If people believed it was non-responsive, they'd also write the author. If not, they'd tell me I was crazy.

    I don't see why people are reading more in to this. I asked for polite replies to the authors to confirm that (a) I was not alone and (b) the response was non-responsive.

    Oh well. Try to do a good deed, and get burned. Such is my history.

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • Next time, consider replying something like

      "Thanks for the wonderful violin music. While enjoying it I felt inspired to make the included patch to your distribution. Please consider including it in your next update."

      That would have deflated the (minor IMO) attack on you and brought the talk back to focus on your goal (being able to install his Acme module with

        - ask

      -- ask bjoern hansen [], !try; do();

    • You could have accomplished the stated goals without quoting his email to you, and you could have asked for responses in the discussion instead of directly to him, and then sent him the URL where he could read the discussion.