|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Commodore disk image processor thingyby rje (Deacon)
|on Sep 01, 2014 at 23:57 UTC||Need Help??|
I wrote a Perl library, and I think it's pretty cool, but I'm also asking your opinions about it - is it worth putting on CPAN, for instance.
It is a pure-Perl library for handing Commodore disk images. For those needing a refresher, these are digital images of diskettes and hard disks used by Commodore computers in the late 1970s thru the 1980s.
It's hosted inside my network, behind my modem's firewall, by my Raspberry Pi running a cheapo web server I wrote (also in Perl) specifically for the purpose of serving and manipulating Commodore disk images.
My library handles D64, D71, D81, D67, D80, D82, and X64 image types. Each format is a little package (about 8k) with data specific to that image. I made them packages, although I could have just used parametric data. These packages are essentially parametric data anyhow, and provide context to a generic engine that knows how Commodore disk images work.
The library is 140k (includes good POD documentation, which is rare for me) split among about 20 files.
First, is it worth posting to CPAN. It's awfully specialized. Maybe it would be better just to post it as a tarball on a website (or github?).
Second, it's been nearly 10 years since I've uploaded to CPAN, and I am intimidated by the process. Yes, I've read the rules, but I'm concerned about uploading 20 related files in one batch. Anyone have any advice beyond what PAUSE has to say?
Thanks for listening.