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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Name that module!

    My vote for bad module of the day is Ananke::Template [cpan.org] which is just a bad imitation of TT.

    • But that's not the only bad imitation of TT. Look at HTML::KTemplate [cpan.org] as well. Like most of the worst of TT mixed with HTML::Template. Ick.
      --
      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
      • by gav (2710) on 2002.10.28 16:24 (#14310) Homepage Journal
        Ick. The only thing worse than inventing the wheel is doing it badly.

        I may have to start scouring the depths of CPAN for a "bad module of the week". This may help the Schwartz factor a bit :)

        • It would probably be nice to give the authors a chance
          to clean up their module before announcing their shame.

          Otherwise you'll just become loathed =)
          --
            ---ict / Spoon
        • Along these lines, I nominate Text::Macros. It has documentation more or less sufficient for what it does, but what it does is crummy. I think the author released it (four versions!) without ever bothering to finish it.