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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The CPAN::Shell shell asks the absolute minimum questions. Most of what it comes up with can simply be processed by hitting return a few times. And "least ping time" is not a good way to choose a mirror. Etc.
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    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • Okay, maybe this post would have been more justified with a little context:

      This idea came from someone else's suggestion of uploading a module that would package/include other distributions with it. The reason for doing this was because people weren't using CPAN [correctly] once they installed the main program. I thought, Well, instead of creating a distribution with a pile of other distributions in it, why not solve those people's issues with using CPAN instead?

      As for the pings, I was reminded of Gentoo's mirror-finder that runs during installation. I don't know how it works exactly or if it does more than pinging, but I thought the auto-selection of "best mirrors" (whatever that implies) was neat.

      Anyway, it seems like I suggested a simplificaton that, though worded differently, wouldn't really be an improvement. (CPAN::NotSimpleJustDifferent)
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      qw(Ian Langworth)