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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ..than I do in the U.S. There are multiple search.cpan.org sites, and the one you use depends on the the country that your IP address suggests you are in.
  • I'm happy that you like my little nmake-fetching trick -- the magic is in Module::Install, not in CPAN.pm. :-)
  • Half of my time on CPAN, I'm on search.cpan.org. That always made me wonder: does search.cpan.org make use worldwide mirroring, too?

    search.cpan uses Ask's geoDNS to route traffic to one of two sites, the main perl.org racks in the US or to our mirror in London. It would work with more if anyone wanted to host one in, say, Asia or Australia.

    • So there are two search.cpan.org [cpan.org] sites. Urm... for half of everything everybody does in CPAN in the world? While there are 280 CPAN mirrors?

      Something looks to be very much out of proportion.
      • Yep, there are probably far more CPAN mirrors than are actually required !

        Seriously, search.cpan.org is well down our list of busy sites so it doesn't really need many more mirrors. I understand an Asian/Pacific mirror would be welcomed but the existing servers seem to be coping just fine with the load.

        S.

  • Of course, one can only wonder why Perl has insisted on an external make program for pure Perl modules for the last 15 years, but nevermind that. Where's pmake?!
    • Of course, one can only wonder why Perl has insisted on an external make program for pure Perl modules for the last 15 years

      Bad interface design. Seriously.

      The canonical way to install a CPAN module is
      perl Makefile.pl
      make
      make test
      make install
      and the problem is all those invocations of make.

      In most cases, those make targets end up running perl one-liners anyway; there's been a lot of heroic effort to take out dependencies on other programs and design other build systems.

      (I'm not saying the bad interface design is anybody's fault. Lots of things sort of happen by convention and aren't really designed, or at least are