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Re: CPAN Module Author => Wikipedia Editor

by grinder (Bishop)
on Aug 18, 2007 at 18:46 UTC ( #633514=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CPAN Module Author => Wikipedia Editor

So... We can to flood Wikipedia with CPAN/Perl links. It's mindblowing or terrible idea?

Well flooding Wikipedia is a terrible idea, but adding links to CPAN modules on pages that deal with specific subjects (for intance, algorithms) is indeed a very good idea indeed. Anything that raises the profile of Perl in the programming community is a worthy endeavour.

The first thing to do would be to get individual authors to look at their own modules, to see whether any of them could be referred to from a specific Wikipedia entry. I can think of a couple of my own modules that would fit into that category, but certainly not the majority.

Apart from that, it would, as usual, require a dedicated crew of volunteers to sift through CPAN, and try and correlate modules with Wikipedia entries. That will be the hard part.

It would also be important to check whether the distribution has a good test suite, and that the CPAN testers shows good results, preferably no fails.

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