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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • is plain wrong and worthless. [...] This applies to all modules that are used to write applications instead of other modules.

    Email domm :-)

  • is_prereq is not worthless. While what you say is obviously true (some good modules may not be used by any other), the reverse does not necessarily apply: if a module is being used by other modules, written by different authors, then that's a sign that there are other people who respect it, and therefore it's got a chance of being of higher quality than other, similar modules that have no such dependencies.

    If I'm trying to pick between several app-oriented modules then none of them will have is_prereq,

    • if a module is being used by other modules, written by different authors, then that's a sign that there are other people who respect it, and therefore it's got a chance of being of higher quality than other, similar modules that have no such dependencies.

      Ah, but you say "quality". kwalitee != quality.

      If I chose to add a module as dependency, do I care whether this module has a README? Or whether it has POD coverage tests? Or uses strict everywhere? No, no and no. I include it because it turned out to be
      • if a module is being used by other modules, written by different authors, then that's a sign that there are other people who respect it, and therefore it's got a chance of being of higher quality than other, similar modules that have no such dependencies.

        Ah, but you say "quality". kwalitee != quality.

        Actually I said "a chance of ... quality", the point being that it doesn't necessarily mean that the module is of higher quality, but in general there's likely to be a correlation between quality of mo