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  • I agree the 10000 modules is an impressive count. But wouldn't it be a worthier goal to decrease the number of modules? I guess that there are a lot of redundant and abandoned modules on CPAN.

    On the other hand, I'm wondering about refaktoring. Does refaktoring tend to increase the number of modules, as large chunks of code are broken up into smaller pieces? Or does it decrease the number of modules, as cut&past code is unified?

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    • There are some redundant modules, and some adandoned ones.

      I've personally deleted 2 in the last 3 months. One was just an idea that had since been solved a different way, and the other was a bad mistake that never even ran.

      But why delete anything?

      If something is abandoned, who's to say it isn't still in use?

      We get people emailing the modules@ mailing list asking to take over modules about once a week or so.

      And if something is redundant, should we abandon all the current users?

      Some things get deprecated, but