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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Is there anything you've said about BackPAN which does not also apply to CPAN?

    Don't forget, a passive repository is harmless /until/ a human (directly or via a program) intervenes...
    • The big difference being that backpan contains all the files deleted from cpan, and those files were deleted for a reason.
      • Not such a difference.

        To delete V 1.00 because V 1.01 is better makes sense, but you're assuming V 1.01 is perfect, whereas in time CPAN (V 1.01) will be deemed just as faulty because V 1.02 will come along...
        • I don’t see that assumption anywhere.

          The reason for deleting 1.00 and putting up 1.01 may have been that it is known to have contained a catastrophic bug. Whether or not 1.01 is perfect is irrelevant; we don’t know yet. The point is, we do know, and we know right now, that some fraction of the software on BackPAN is dangerous.