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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • doesn't mean it isn't used or unimportant. The main menu on search is automatically generated from that list and it used to be as close to a list of publicly deemed worthy modules as one could get. People don't need to download the list that frequently anymore, they just use the index on search.

    And pair.com is the mirror that serves www.cpan.org.

    • I understand that the main menu is automatically generated from the list. See bullet point "search.cpan.org browsing is misleading".

      I also understand that "it used to be as close to a list of publicly deemed worthy modules as one could get", but that's no longer the case. Any ol' module gets on there, and plenty of good ones are ignored. I think it's safe to say that any one of Simon Cozens' modules would be "publicly deemed worthy", but there are only two of his 100+ on there. Ingy, 5. Schwern, 11.

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      • Not accurate because, in your opinion, there are too few of your friends modules? There are too many modules on CPAN and too little space in something like that list. It is intentionally narrow and small.

        It's accurate, but perhaps it's not as maintained as it once was since the modules list is impossible to manage and we're still waiting for an rt queue to help manage those.

        Aren't there bigger burning issues like boxers or briefs out there somewhere?

        • Not my friends, just people who have written good, solid modules. It's not like Simon and I are buddies, but he's still written good stuff. It's not that those modules are excluded, but rather that people aren't bothering to submit to it.

          Nobody's trying to take anything away from you, or any of the rest of the module list maintainers. I won't deny that there was great value in the past. That time was years ago, however. Let's start fresh with something new.

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