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  • Everyone knows that the Perl folks use CPAN. I used CPAN well before I'd ever heard of Freshmeat. However, there *are* a lot of projects tagged with Perl on Freshmeat (more than Python ones), so clearly at *some point in time*, Perl people, despite the existence of CPAN, were registering a lot of projects there. That activity has since flatlined. So: why "all of a sudden" (I don't have data, unfortunately, that can point out when and how suddenly this actually happened) are fewer Perl projects showing up on Freshmeat? CPAN *cannot* be the reason, because CPAN has always been there! Thanks, Dave
    • When pondering this question, don’t forget to look at the trend in rate of uploads at CPAN.

    • Unfortunately your blog post no longer accepts comments so I've made my last reply on my blog at []

      I think you'll now clearly see that Freshmeat is clearly out of sync with the Perl world.


      PS. I'm not into stirring language wars etc. However while you're here and not to pollute either of our blogs I do feel your continuing usage of statements like "Python... is growing, whereas Perl hasn't" & "However, it (Perl) is not