Well, yes, I was joking. But to address your problems:
in reply to Re^4: Numerically generate the perl sequence 1, 11, 111, ....
in thread Generate the perl sequence 1, 11, 111, ....
Personally, I don't think the OEIS should be included just to make ".. *" smarter - but for other reasons than you point out.
- It being updated isn't a problem. The Unicode database gets updated as well. Just decide at some point in time before you make a release which version of the OEIS you're going to include. That's what we've been doing with the Unicode database as well. The version included in 5.10 is later than the one in 5.8.x, and the one that comes with blead perl is a later version than what's in 5.10. And perl itself gets continuously updated as well. But that doesn't stop many vendors from including perl in their distros.
- As for your second point, many entries in the OEIS have generating formula; sometimes recursive, sometimes closed.