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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Why are we using a commercial service? I tried to add one for my main email address and then when I wanted to add another for my CPAN address I got: "You could add another email address if you had a premium account". $10 a year for hosting one image? No thank you.
    • NO thanks indeed. Why not just let users upload a gravater.jpg to their author directory?
      • That was my thought also, but note that CPAN and search.cpan.org are not the same thing. How would the CPAN mirrors feel about carrying those photos? I guess it will be so little data in total that it doesn’t matter, but…

        • My original idea was to have authors upload face.jpg and icon.jpg files. It's unlikely to be a real issue, there's all sorts of crap on CPAN that's not a module and nobody really cares, and this is actually useful. As long as its freely redistributable and has something to do with Perl.

          Even if every single author uploaded a picture and an icon it would be about 8 megs (an 80x80 full color jpg is about 2k and there's about 2000 authors), maybe more depending on your block size. Peanuts. CPAN is currently