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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • In the "someday/maybe" category, I'd be interested in seeing statistics on how many reports are coming from different reporting tools, e.g. YACSmoke, CPANPLUS, CPAN::Reporter, etc. Or how many people are using each tool.

    I think that might be have to be done parsing each message for "this report was made by ..." strings rather than just tracking headers, so it would take a little bit of work, I guess.

    • It's certainly something I've been thinking about, but just haven't had the time to implement. At the moment I don't parse the body of the report, but it shouldn't be too hard to add that in. I'm planning some changes over the next month to try and promote CPAN Testing and introduce some howtos, both to authors to get their distributions tested, and to potential testers to learn how to get involved. More news on that soon :)
  • Wow, thank you so much for compiling this. Was this automated, or did you manually have to comb through every address? (Or at least, though the addresses that weren't identical to the cpan author addresses?)

    I'm also impressed that you were able to attach my reports to me. I'm guessing it was because they were all from the same domain name. Did you do a whois, or did you connect it through my cpan author page?
    • All the report parsing is automated. However, the address mapping is part script and part manual labour. The script searches through the 01mailrc file for known PAUSE addresses, and through the known mappings and attempts to find matches to domains. Of the rest I lookup peoples domains, sometimes a whois and see whether there are any clues via Google. The manual part usually only happens when I have some free time and feel like wandering around the web.

      In your case, your domain did make it an easy spot :)

  • What's your objection to Agent Zhang, who's known for contributions to Perl 6 development [google.co.uk]?

    • Nothing, I just didn't realise it referenced a real person :) Will update for the next run of the web scripts. Apologies to Agent Zhang for missing this one.

      Thanks Smylers for the update.