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Re: Module Usage

by jryan (Vicar)
on Dec 27, 2001 at 08:46 UTC ( #134551=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Module Usage

There is also Most Often Mentioned Modules; monks wouldn't keep mentioning a module if it was bad, would they? :)

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Re: Re: Module Usage
by larsen (Parson) on Dec 27, 2001 at 14:00 UTC
    Easy to guess that CGI is the most often mentioned module. Interesting seeing that Bone::Easy is ranked 8th...
Re: Re: Module Usage
by vladb (Vicar) on Dec 28, 2001 at 06:18 UTC
    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.

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