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  • I've often wanted to know when people install one of my modules. Do you have a suggestion of a good way to do it? I was thinking of something like:

    local $SIG{ALARM} = sub { die "alarm" };
    print "[This question will timeout in 5 seconds and default to 'No']\n";
    my $val = eval { prompt("Send message to module author that you installed $module?", "Y") };
    $val = "N" if $@;
    if ($val =~ /^Y/i) {

    Would that be reasonable?