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CJAN

by dooberwah (Pilgrim)
on Apr 01, 2002 at 13:27 UTC ( #155753=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

http://www.cpan.org

All mentions of Perl on the CPAN frontpage have been changed to Java. It now reads CJAN - Comprehensive Java Archive Network.

At first this confused me and I started writing a post to see if CPAN had been defaced, then I looked at the date. April 1!!! April Fools Day. Happy April fools day everyone! Geez, that one sure gave me a scare (almost like "parrot," from last year :-) ).

-Ben Jacobs (dooberwah)
http://dooberwah.perlmonk.org
"one thing i can tell you is you got to be free"

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Re: CJAN
by elusion (Curate) on Apr 01, 2002 at 16:47 UTC
Re: CJAN
by ask (Pilgrim) on Apr 01, 2002 at 17:02 UTC
    The cpan at perl.org mail address got a lot of mail about CJAN today. Heh!

     - ask

    -- 
    ask bjoern hansen, http://ask.netcetera.dk/   !try; do();
    

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[perldigious]: Being the ignorant one, my initial reaction to that is, "that's sort of a dick move, a lot of people like me expect column names like that to stay the same, why the hell would you change them like that for seemingly no good reason?"
[perldigious]: Or is my irritation/ frustration well founded?
[Corion]: perldigious: That seems to be more the export and likely it's the recipients of that export that like the titles changes
[Corion]: ... "changed"
[Corion]: I usually expect fixed header names, but am sometimes lenient in the order of columns. But changing the report titles often sounds to me as if you are not the sole consument of the export ;)
[shmem]: perldigious: as always - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Ther must be a very compelling reason for changing column names in a database. Those are rare.
[Corion]: If you have whitespace in the column names in the database, whap the DBAs ;)

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