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  • CPAN, by design, wants people to upload things at the earliest time possible, even before stuff works in some cases. Get it out, available, and hackable by the community.

    The gateway to that is the Perl Authors Upload Server (PAUSE). You just need a CPAN ID, which is pretty easy to get. You can then upload any module that you like, including ones with names already taken.

    On top of that is the PAUSE indexer, which makes the CPAN meta files. It knows who uploaded what and which CPAN IDs get first right to a mo
    • Still, just because it isn't reasonable doesn't mean he has a point...

      I'm not sure if there are any obvious steps we could take to make the situation any better though.

      God knows I'd hate to have some web application or something queuing module requests. That would get out of hand pretty quickly. At least when something falls through the cracks on modules@ currently it doesn't hang around to slow things down later.

      Is there anything you would suggest Dan?