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What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
a note about CPAN: what i think is important for the future
is to centralize it. At the moment you have PAUSE for your
account to upload modules, you have an account for the
request tracker, an account for the discussion forum, an
account for annocpan, an account for gravatar.com, an
account for the ratings (oh wait, this is the same as the
rt-account, isn't it?), ...
what i also miss is the source for the various cpan-sites. if it has scaling problems people might want to
have a look at the sources and maybe make suggestions.