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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Spread the word: Bundles are the nearest thing we have to Software Development Kits.

    That's the reason http://search.cpan.org/modlist/Bundles [cpan.org] is titled "Bundles (and SDKs)". (Of course that only lists 'registered' bundles, but that's a separate issue.)

    I'd like to see many more people uploading bundles defining sets of modules that they use. Even better if the bundles define explicit module versions that are known to work together.

    Better still if the bundle definition is managed as part of the configuration m
    • This is a timely thread, as I was just grazing for modules to recommend for our site_perl libs, and wasn't finding kwalitee or ratings terribly helpful. (Kwalittee doesn't even add a point for removing blah blah blah and a.u.thor@ from template POD!)

      Using Bundle::* as the real recommendation will be rather more useful, for some of the Bundles. Those bundles that are personal SDK sets (e.g., Bundle::SDK::PAUSEID) are far more useful as "recommendations" than Bundle::ALLBY::PAUSEID, which some of these Bunlde::PAUSEID are. kitchen-sink distros like Bundle::XML or Bundle::DateTime, while useful to developers working in the area, will not help me pick which XML::* are considered more robust or whatever. (Bundle::DateTime++ for saying so in POD!) Simon may have the right idea in using the Bundle::SDK::* namespace for his preferred SDK set.

        Of course that only lists 'registered' bundles, but that's a separate issue.

      Yes, the difference in entries between modlist/Bundles [cpan.org] and query=Bundle [cpan.org] is doubly distressing. Way too many things appear under Query (Module and Distro### and README) but only a handful are Registered.

      Bundles which appear to be SDK-ish, as opposed to ALLBY or Module-and-Prerequisites or ALLABOUT --

      I eagerly await the ?promised? Bundle::SDK::TIMB::* and hopefully many more good examples. If my site_perl selections achieve a certain stability, I'll investigate if I might be allowed to contribute a Bundle::${DayJob} based on my library selections.

      -- Bill, not speaking for ${DayJob} at this time.

      --
      Bill
      # I had a sig when sigs were cool
      use Sig;