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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by sungo (640) on 2005.07.14 8:54 (#41923) Homepage
    This may surprise you but I totally agree. CPAN is full of crap. Not just intentionally useless crap, there are lots of broken, unmaintained modules out there. What oh what should we do about it? There are two reasonable actions here. 1) In the case of amusing but useless modules (including those you don't find amusing but someone else does), fucking get over it. 2) In the case of unmaintained, broken modules, take it over. We all should be getting off our asses and trying to make the CPAN a better place, code wise, if it really bugs us this much (preaching to myself here too).

    One of the commenters suggested Bundles of useful modules. Someone else pointed out cpanratings. I'm pondering a blog, use.perl feature, perl.com regular article, or something else along those lines that could just exist to point out useful and well maintained modules. Social engineering of the right sort can go a long way here.