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Re^2: How to pick a CPAN module

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Nov 03, 2008 at 12:27 UTC ( #721079=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: How to pick a CPAN module
in thread How to pick a CPAN module

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.

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:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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Re^3: How to pick a CPAN module
by DrHyde (Prior) on Nov 04, 2008 at 10:57 UTC
    Scalar::Properties is two years older. Other than that, I'd have to read the autobox doco :-)

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