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  • I put together a plugin for efficiently filtering large quantities of mail in batches, but it's not releasable with the memory leak [cpan.org] in Mail::Audit. (For my own use, I just shut off the reference to $self.)

    Nat
    • Two comments: First, I'm not actively supporting old modules. In the case of Mail::Audit, Meng Wong is looking after that these days. I like this way of dealing with software - if it's decent, someone from the userbase will rise up to maintain it. If it's not, it'll die on the vine. Software evolution! So, uh, talk to Meng Wong.

      Second, you could try the CVS version: cvs -d :pserver:cvs@squash.oucs.ox.ac.uk/var/cvs login and hit return, then check out modules/Mail-Audit/

      • First, I'm not actively supporting old modules.

        Okay. New policy since four weeks ago? [perl.org]

        I like this way of dealing with software - if it's decent, someone from the userbase will rise up to maintain it. If it's not, it'll die on the vine. Software evolution!

        You don't get a bit of a prima-donna vibe from that strategy? It could be spun as "I'm just too sexy for maintenance".

        Thanks for the pointers.

        Nat
        • New policy since four weeks ago

          Yes, that's the one.

          You don't get a bit of a prima-donna vibe from that strategy? It could be spun as "I'm just too sexy for maintenance".

          Yeah, people can put a bad spin on anything if they want to, especially if you're doing them a favour by providing them with useful software in the first place. I used to care about this, but I've grown more jealous of my own time.