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Module Usage

by artist (Parson)
on Dec 27, 2001 at 08:04 UTC ( #134547=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi,
Do we have voting system for perl modules, who has used which modules?

If provided, can serve for very good statistics and promote the usefulness of good modules.

ARTist

Comment on Module Usage
Re: Module Usage
by jepri (Parson) on Dec 27, 2001 at 08:36 UTC
    We do have a reviews section, where you can pump/dump a module. Unfortunately people are often a little hesitant to dump on a module, probably due to the worry that they don't quite understand it enough to be sure it's a bad module.

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Re: Module Usage
by jryan (Vicar) on Dec 27, 2001 at 08:46 UTC
      Easy to guess that CGI is the most often mentioned module. Interesting seeing that Bone::Easy is ranked 8th...
      Just to note, not every module that is not most often used is a bad one. I've use a dozen modules which are not mentioned, however they are all very useful in specific circumstances.

      This also flows from the fact that there's not a single module that is 'universal' in it's aplication, or in other words not every thing could do everything! ;-).

      On another note, I think it's fair to note that those who don't understand or use a module would most likely choose not to vote, since how can one vote without fully understanding the subject matter? On the other hand, those who do use the module (and, I concur, have fair understanding of it), would most likely vote in favor of it since it _did_ prove helpful to them in completing their job -- at the least, they've got something, right? As far as I'm concerned, I may not recall a single module that had I used at least once in one of my perl programs that I could vote down like that. Because, since I'd used the module, I'm in a way obligated (at least morally) to give credit where it's due. (the author for example). Secondly, if there was a module that I hadn't used due to lack of understanding, I'd simply pass it buy... and wouldn't be 'competent' enough to excercise a negative vote.
      since



      "There is no system but GNU, and Linux is one of its kernels." -- Confession of Faith
Re: Module Usage
by dmitri (Curate) on Dec 28, 2001 at 02:42 UTC
    I really can't see how one can promote "the usefulness" of anything. :)
      One simple answer would be: By making aware of it.

      For the voting system, we can consider only positive voting.
      ie.. Vote if you have used 'this' module.
      Artist

        I know what was meant -- but the way the idea was expressed is semantically wrong. One can promote usage, not usefulness.

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