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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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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 http://draegtun.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/freshmeat-perl-figures-rebuttal/ [wordpress.com]

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

      /I3az/

      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