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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You are completely correct that CPAN (or some other interface to it) needs to solve the problem of getting the right tools to the right users. I think if you aren't completely in the Perl community, filtering through the sheer volume of CPAN modules to find the "best" or "best for my purpose" is really hard and very time consuming. (even if you are active its hard to figure out sometimes).

    I think Shlomi Fish's idea of articles is great. It would be great to have many different authors. Maybe a good place for sponsorship from the TPF or from companies? ( This weeks sponsor is Joe's Diner and Auto Repair )

    I can see some challenges with articles though. They go stale, I think PBP did a good job of pointing out modules to use but even this ages. I think things like Perl monks and wiki's 'feel' too temporary. I think it would be nice to have a site with a community of authors and editors that can support this type of documentation, maybe like wikipedia w/entries coming from anyone but with editors to ensure quality and maybe a way to flag articles that are aging and need to be updated or at least reviewed. (maybe include version of module that article was based upon? ).

    Also, it needs to merge some of the review content and taxonomy bits from CPAN.