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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by jmcada (5846) on 2005.07.14 0:02 (#41913) Homepage Journal
    Don't filter CPAN. Only knock modules off if they have malicious intent.

    Instead, create bundles of the best modules. Phalanx has a bundle... anybody can post a bundle... don't filter out crap, point out the shining stars.

    A step further than that, I see a real business opportunity in creating a filtered mirror of CPAN modules. This mirror can contain modules that are useful, safe, and proven via tests and so fourth. Corporations will buy into a 'trusted' and 'supported' set of modules on CPAN. This has the potential not only to earn someone some scrilla for the implementors, but could even give Perl some corporate/commercial support. Like it or not, that is where the money is.
    • I'd be quite interested in a commercially supported core set on modules. I'm sure that could be very useful when you have smaller businesses with only 1 or 2 programmers and no time to evaluate, debug and test CPAN modules.

      The ratings site is quite useful, if underused. I'd like to see some kind of organised best-of-breed site that combines recomendations, with pointers to articles and feature comparisons...

      Yes I was on #london.pm, yes I too muttered about bloody stupid modules, but also the number of times
      --

      @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
      print reverse @JAPH;
      • Late in mentioning... but doesn't ActiveState fit the "commercially supported core set on modules". They certainly sell themselves that way (even if I only use them on WinTel).

        On the topic of stupid modules... User naiveity, more often than not, is the cause of crap. The whole "My situation is unique, so I'll code and upload my own quick and incomplete solution without looking to see if something else comes close," attitude.

        Luckily, by virtue of the amount of energy it takes, it's relatively rare. At l