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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • "I was reminded of the awesome coolness of search.cpan.org as I was wading through RubyForge for a project I'm currently working on. The contrast was stark. And it's not that RubyForge is terrible, in fact it does a reasonable job. But it's not awesomely cool."

    To paraphrase samtregar, RubyForge is a collaborative development environment, CPAN is a search engine (with extra goodies). A closer analogue would be the RAA, which does suck compared to CPAN. Someday I'm going to rewrite that puppy. The RAA I mea

  • Anyway, I brought up the possibility of a PerlForge [perl.org] a long time ago, but it didn't receive a warm response.

    I like the idea. There are some times when I make a Perl application, but it's not really something like a library that other people could use, so I just don't put it on CPAN. And somehow putting it on Sourceforge seems like overkill or somehow not appropriate.

    • «There are some times when I make a Perl application, but it's not really something like a library that other people could use, so I just don't put it on CPAN.»

      I used to think that too but have changed my mind. The App:: hierarchy in CPAN is a good place for this sort of thing. I find my application is generally a short wrapper script and the real logic is in one or more modules. They're not necessarily generic reusable libraries but organising things that way is great for regression test

  • Speaking of search.cpan :) I've wanted to add some features to search.cpan for a while (proper Unicode support, proper location of .pod files with shadowing .pm files), but I can't find the source anywhere. Can someone point me in the right direction?