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Production Environments and "Foreign" Code
Well, if the rule is "no foreign code", then that rule is
silly. Or did they write all their OSses, editors, compilers, MTAs,
database, webservers, themselves?
However I can understand a policy of saying "this and this and
this and this we take from the outside, and anything else
needs to be evaluated first". Anyone can upload as much crap
on CPAN as they wish. The standard distribution has been tested
by a lot of people - but you don't know that from some random
module on CPAN. I don't share the often voiced opinion "if it's
on CPAN, it has to be good", although it's usually not said
with those words. There are a lot of crap coders out there.
There are a lot of crap Perl coders out there as well. All
that's required to upload something to CPAN is pushing a few
buttons on a webpage. Pause is not a 'bad code' firewall.
I've used CPAN modules in production code. But only well used
modules, which have gotten good reviews.