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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • One of the reasons I'd promote Moose for things you want on CPAN is that along with Moose will come a whole boatload of capabilities that will have a much easier time jumping into your project and usefully contributing. That way people spend less time trying to figure out your personal way of working around all the stuff Perl doesn't do for you out of the box and more time adding features and solving problems. Moose has a strong and growing ecosystem of best practices and shared knowledge that's a major a
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    • Exactly!

      I think that the new Moose motto should be:

      TIMTOWTDBSCINABTE (*)

      - Stevan

      (*) There Is More Than One Way To Do It, But Sometimes Consistency I Not A Bad Thing Either

      • Wait, this dingus's argument for using Moose is that "it comes with a bunch of features". If I'm install some module from CPAN not because I want it, but because I have to have it because someone else depends on it, I don't give a flying rat's ass if that module is imbued with the power of Moose.

        And also, as I said in another comment, it strikes me as odd that while the rest of the world is losing interest in Java and moving towards things like Ruby and obsessing over things like Smalltalk and Self, Perl is doing this. I know it's a bit out of reach of Perl at the moment, but a simple, general, adaptable, clean, minimal object system would beat a whole pile of features any day. One that you can build whatever abstraction you need with, rather than having those abstractions already built for you (which is of course an impossibility, as needs change with time and can't be predicted).

        More features = better scares me. That's a Microsoft-esque mentality.

        -scott