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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Why not have the fine folks at O'Reillynet simply redirect all requests for CPAN-local to www.cpan.org?
    • Re:Rewrite? (Score:2, Informative)

      Maybe I was not clear enough.

      The problem is not www.perl.com/CPAN-local not working (it does).

      The problem is people thinking www.perl.com/CPAN-local is the canonical CPAN base URL (it isn't).

      Background: there used to be a "multiplexor" in perl.com, that from the reverse-DNS of your IP redirected you to a (hopefully) closer site (since the pipe to perl.com was tiny). Then, at some point in time, the multiplexor broke so that it *ALWAYS* directed people to perl.com, and more precisely, to "www.perl.com
      • by schuyler (1715) on 2001.12.20 16:30 (#2415) Homepage
        Well, if you change your mind :-) ... we can always take jjohn's suggestion, and put our CPAN archive elsewhere...
        • Re:Rewrite? (Score:3, Insightful)

          There's no need to move it anywhere and, in every manuscript I've gotten from ORA and others I always circle the CPAN-local in red and put the correct URL in there instead. We put the 'FUNET' logo on the bottom of the front page to remind people that it is FUNET supplying the power,pipe,ping and disks for CPAN and to give them a few warm fuzzies.

          As a male of the species who put their names on the tiniest of patches to Perl you might understand the wish to firmly form an identity for CPAN outside the realm

          • I just sent mail to Linda, the Perl editor at O'Reilly, telling her about the move away from perl.com and to cpan.org. Now she knows it, it'll be right in future books.

            --Nat