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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I find the site really useful for seeing if I can improve anything.

    Just one question -- What's the "bad permissions" bit mean? I noticed it for my XML-Genx [perl.org] and I'd like to fix it...

    Thanks,
    -Dom

    • What's the "bad permissions" bit mean?

      There once was a metric called 'no_bad_permissons' which checked if the dists only contains files writeable by the user. Because I hate it if after doing a manual install I end up with a dir I cannot remove (without doing 'sudo rm -r dir'). The metric was dumped as several people objected. The metadata remains...

  • Where to for bug reports....

    Note the following entry in the Module::Install distribution "modules and pragmas used" section.

    $self->{path}::$self->{dispatch} 1 ...

  • I notice that the metrics quantity is the same... Any word on if or when we might expect some of the newer proposals on the QA list to be added?

    Also, I think it will be interesting to see how you could deal with module quantity in the game, especially when you look at me/miyagawa/audrey and 100+ modules. You could easily end up throwing the numbers off dramatically.

    If a fixed amount, it means you need to only give something like 0.01 or 0.02 points per distribution, which doesn't really seem like very much.
  • One minor issue, at the bottom of the pages you have text:

    CPANTS data generated with Module::CPANTS::Analyse

    but Module::CPANTS::Analyse is then a link to Module::CPANTS::Generator on search.cpan.org.

    From memory previous versions gave details (somehow) on the exact causes of errors, for example in earlier versions of Imager I could see it list lib/Imager/Cookbook.pm as not having use strict. Unfortunately I don't remember exactly where that was linked from - is the detailed scan information available

    • I have a few modules that use Test::Inline 2 that also get caught up in this.

      In my case, it's due to not regonizing the (not yet common) "extended begin" syntax.

      =begin testing foo after bar ...

      =end testing