I pointed out that those are metrics, not absolutes. Class::CanBeA may be a perfectly good module. That it hasn't been touched in 3 years simply means that I will look at it harder than if there were more recent releases? Why? Because I've been burned by abandonware.
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As for version numbers, I didn't talk about the magical 1.0 - I talked about 0.01, 0.02, and 0.03. I also talked about those in terms of the number of releases period that the module has had. If Scalar::Properties has had many releases, then it doesn't qualify, does it? :-)
Though, I'm curious - what's the difference between Scalar::Properties and autobox?
My criteria for good software:
- Does it work?
- Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?