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(RhetTbull) Re: Submitting A Module To CPAN

by RhetTbull (Curate)
on Jul 30, 2002 at 01:54 UTC ( #186118=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Submitting A Module To CPAN

Not a very useful one, but it works, and conforms, and whatever. Just for posterity, for the sake of the exercise, I'd like to submit it to CPAN.
Please don't. The CPAN is already bloated. Adding useless modules to CPAN simply adds clutter and makes it more difficult to find the useful stuff. Although there are exceptions (anything in the Acme:: namespace for example -- and most of those demonstrate an iteresting idea) I wouldn't add a module to CPAN unless I know it'll be useful to a lot of people. If your module doesn't fall into that category, please wait until you do have some code worth sharing.


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Re: (RhetTbull) Re: Submitting A Module To CPAN
by zakzebrowski (Curate) on Jul 30, 2002 at 10:58 UTC
    Well, if you do submit and realize as an after affect that (you don't want to continue working on the module | it's not relevant to anyone) you can always "delete" your entry from CPAN using PAUSE as well. (I did this once for two modules already of mine that I started working on ... then just got tired.) BTW, (if any one works on search.cpan.org) it would be nice to remove entries for modules that no longer exist...
    Regards
    Zak

    ----
    Zak
    "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism" ~ Theodore Roosevelt (1915)
Re: Submitting A Module To CPAN
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jul 30, 2002 at 12:22 UTC
    So, Damian should remove Coy.pm and Quantum::Superpositions?

    Usefulness of a module is very subjective. Personally, I don't find anything in the Win32::* name space to be useful. But I don't think that's a reason they shouldn't be at CPAN.

    Abigail

Re: (RhetTbull) Re: Submitting A Module To CPAN
by Dr. Mu (Hermit) on Jul 31, 2002 at 04:43 UTC
    Do it!! Too many times I've had to track down obscure modules to their authors, wasting precious days, because they hadn't uploaded them to CPAN. One was a very useful (to me) and well-written set of GIS utilities. Don't worry about universal appeal. Not every library book has to be a best-seller, after all!

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