|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: search.cpan.org comments/discussionby tjh (Curate)
|on Sep 09, 2002 at 21:27 UTC||Need Help??|
An Annotated CPAN would be nothing short of wonderful.
Just on a quick think, it would be really fun if it (ACPAN) had:
A flag indicating if the subject module was in core distro. (Which version and distro)
It's true that I already dig up much of this data by spelunking a variety of sources, and I know that some of what I've listed is partially fulfilled (SourceForge, PM, CPAN itself, et al). However, I often find all the searching and researching tedious and sometimes quite time-consuming. Yes, it's still Much Faster than rolling my own... :) CPAN is priceless already.
Should it be a separate site? Should it really be part of CPAN itself? I dunno. The community has certainly benefitted from the various sites supporting Perl, so maybe it's not a problem to have another.
It would be terrific if the problem (if there is one) was Fully Attacked by people smarter than me (said 'people' should be remarkably easy to find :)