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  • I had some inside feedback about one of my interviews where they complained that I left the "blah, blah, blah" in the module. This for a module which is for all practical purposes useless, and for which I gave myself a one-star review (and which I occasionally think about removing). So who knows, someday that CPANTS rating (and the idiots that see it as a metric that should mean much of anything) may come back to haunt you.
    • If the CPANTs rating marks a useless "blah blah blah" module as low quality, and that shows up in a job interview, I think the system is working.
      • If the CPANTs rating marks a useless "blah blah blah" module as low quality...

        No, not low quality, it signifies low kwalitee. And even if the kwalitee is raised, the module would still be just as useless (and as far as I could tell, they didn't even read the review where I said that the module is useless, so don't expect much effort to be expended to release a version 2, though someday maybe I will, just for the halibut).

        • And to put it another way...(IMHO anyway) kwalitee is a game, which I may play just for the fun of it, but I'm not going to take it too seriously. Kind of like XP on PerlMonks [].
          • When I say kwalitee is a game, I didn't know that Domm [] made it official [] :-) I also wanted to say that even though it's a game, it's not "just" a game, since it, e.g., made me look at a couple of modules (Test::Pod and Test::Pod::Coverage) that I probably wouldn't have looked at otherwise, so even games can be instructional.

            It reminds me of the time when I called twelve tone music [] a game in front of a group of mostly musicians, and I received disdained looks and "No it's not!" responses. I didn't realize that in the concert that most of them had just returned from (which I missed), there was a performance of a twelve tone piece composed by one of the people present. Composing twelve tone music may make for an interesting and instructional excercise, but the best result you can hope to achieve can best be described as "tolerable" or "interesting" or "clever", not "beautiful", "moving" (unless you're talking about moving toward the exit), or "inspirational". But I didn't feel like arguing the point at the time :-(