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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I agree, 100%. I can't remember the last time I used the module list, but I find myself having to warn people away from it on a regular basis. I pity the novice that looks for a module there and concludes that CPAN can't help him when he inevitably comes up empty!

    I'm sure it could be repaired, but I don't think it's worth the effort. As it is it's worse than useless and should be discarded as soon as possible.

    -sam

    PS: And don't get me started about DSLIP codes!

    • As it is it's worse than useless

      I agree with this part...

      should be discarded as soon as possible

      ...but I totally disagree with this one! I think if we had an updated module list it would be to the benefit of our community!

      • No, this is why it's worse than useless.

        Not only does it do no good, but it does harm. One of the ways it does harm is by making us think that we have something reasonable in place, so we can "fix this later." Let's get rid of this system, which is not reasonable.

        If it then becomes apparent that we need a new system, we will feel more compelled to produce it. I imagine, though, that this need will /not/ become apparent immediately, and we will find that the registered modules list will be replaced grad
        --
        rjbs
        • I'm not saying "let's wait and fix this later"... I'm saying "let's fix this now!"

          I strongly believe that a long module list of that kind is something good for the community, as long as it is updated.

          Many of you may say you don't need it, as you use search.cpan.org instead... I don't use it either (in part because the list is outdated), but I know such a list would be a good thing to have.

          You can use search.cpan.org to search for specific modules, but others can use the long list to look at all those

      • I think if we had an updated module list it would be to the benefit of our community!

        That doesn't preclude us from throwing away the old and broken.

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        xoa

        • No, it doesn't, but see my answer [perl.org] to rjbs above.

          If we have something old and broken that could be useful, why throw it away when we can rebuild it now?