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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Who are you to say if Bug reports are art or not? Stop repressing me man!

    Do you remember going around Amsterdam at YAPC::Europe::2001, seeing all these weird statues in the street. IIRC the conversation went something like this:

    "What's that?"

    "Dunno. I don't understand it."

    "Must be art"

    I could draw comparisons to CPAN. CPAN does have very cool stuff that can make water seem like it's running uphill, but it also has stuff that keeps making you walk off the side of the path too.

    I'm sure I had a poin

  • CPAN is an archive, nothing more. If it were for the benefit of corporations it would have an 'E' in there somewhere like "The Comprehensive Enterprise-ready Perl Archive Network".

    This doesn't prevent someone from making their own archive of enterprise-ready modules, however this would take a lot of work. With the current upload rate of ~15 modules a day on average, it would take at least one person doing review 40+ hours a week.

    Also, I hear there are some who believe in Open Source but want bugs to be

    • I think you're missing the sarcasm in acme's journal. Maybe it's a brittish thing...I blame all that monty python myself. Next thing you'll be beliving that davorg really does want to have Symbol::Approx::Sub in the standard Perl distribution. ;-)

      Anyway I think the point acme was trying to make is that CPAN is different and odd and good and all of these things at once, and judging it just a from a buisness perspective is a really silly thing to do. Maybe it is all art! Maybe people do just do it becau

      • Next thing you'll be beliving that davorg really does want to have Symbol::Approx::Sub in the standard Perl distribution. ;-)

        You misunderstand. I want it in the Perl core. You know it makes sense!