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Re^4: metacpan link shortcut? (both)

by jdporter (Canon)
on Jul 12, 2011 at 19:24 UTC ( #913997=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: metacpan link shortcut? (both)
in thread metacpan link shortcut?

So then what? metacpan:// becomes simply an alias of cpan://? (though possibly vice versa under the hood)

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Re^5: metacpan link shortcut? (both)
by Perlbotics (Canon) on Jul 12, 2011 at 20:54 UTC

    I would also suggest not to introduce yet another alias but let the user decide which "CPAN-search engine" to use.

    Along the line the Display Settings lets the user select the language preference for WikiMedia links, the user could select his/her preferred CPAN-search engine (cpan, metacpan, etc.). So the one and only cpan:// tag is dynamically mapped according to the users individual preferences.
    That would leave 16k zombies (half ;-) alive.(misread quote ;-)

    Although this approach might cost some additional cycles. If one wants to add another level of complication, user preferences can be ignored if a node is older than July, 2011 or so.