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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Maybe you could have added an additional prize "Most Rude Talk" to Mr Crawford for standing in front of an audience that included some of the people that give their free time so he can download Perl modules and telling them that what they had built sucked.
    His talk was built for the easy laugh: "look here is a link on that page that leads to the doc for the module, now lets go back, click on the next link, cautiously avoid the link to that mysterious .tar.gz thingie, click on an other link... and we get the doc again! It sucks! Plus the module page does not link to a FAQ for the module. CPAN sucks!"
    In short it mixed criticisms or CPAN, search.cpan.org and individual modules, without ever distinguishing between them, offering an analysis or giving a positive suggestion.
    I expect YAPC talks, even lightning talks, to be well prepared. Most of them are. This one was not and frankly the guy got what he deserved. Plus why didn't he stay after the talk to discuss the problems with the people that can actually do something about it? That's what LT's are for after all.

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    mirod
    • >Maybe you could have added an additional prize
      >"Most Rude Talk" to Mr Crawford

      chuckle. Touche.

      >In short it mixed criticisms or CPAN,
      >search.cpan.org and individual modules, without
      >ever distinguishing between them, offering an
      >analysis or giving a positive suggestion.

      I would agree with what you (and Elaine and Jarkko) have pointed out, that the thrust of his critique was on search.cpan, rather than CPAN.

      But, I think that this was a serious attempt to point out some shortcom