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Re^2: How to pick a CPAN module

by lima1 (Curate)
on Nov 05, 2008 at 19:58 UTC ( #721799=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

Is it in the phalanx?

I think this probably the most important point. A quality label for modules would be VERY helpful as ratings obviously don't work. I don't know much about the phalanx project. But a project where authors and users can submit modules easily and get objective advice from experienced developers (maybe bored during coffee break) would be great. The review process should be very simple, maybe with a standardized scoring table. Once the module passes the quality requirements, it should be accepted in phalanx or something similar and labeled in CPAN accordingly.

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[talexb]: Wasn't Brexit the name of the first Santana album?
[tye]: That's funny, saying getlogin() is less secure. For some uses, it is far superior to getpwuid(), precisely for reasons of security.
[LanX]: search strategy => Perl Functions by Category
[Corion]: ... I found discussion of the who utility and that it uses the POSIX 2008 getlogin function (but that function was available much earlier and thus even exists in Perl, as a search for getlogin on CPAN brought up Perl 5.26 as first hit
[tye]: oh, LanX, but I was thinking that it was not a function that Perl provided.
[Corion]: Yeah, I also went a more roundabout way, just to find that the solution had been with Perl all along! ;)
[tye]: perhaps the "less secure" comment was motivated by old versions of getlogin() and trolled through the 'last' log trying to match your TTY. On modern Unix, I believe getlogin() just returns a fundamental bit of identity from your process.
[tye]: (Because every thing you do has that tag available for auditd.)
[tye]: Though it is certainly true that you should not use getlogin() for auth().
[LanX]: tye: just a tip for the next time, I found interesting things there...

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