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IRC::Bot - Should I upload to CPAN??

by defyance (Curate)
on May 31, 2003 at 22:16 UTC ( #262125=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
defyance has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Greetings all, I come seeking advice.

I have some software, that I've put quite a bit of effort into. Something that I feel would make a good addition to CPAN. In a way, it is reinventing the wheel, but this wheel fits a slightly different kind of vehicle, and was built with different features. There are other sets of modules on CPAN that is similar to what I've been working on. However, I feel that my software fits a slightly different niche. I released a bit of it at node That code has been ditched in favor of a more practical solution with Cache::FileCache, but you get the idea.

My question to you is, with knowledge of existing software fitting a similar goal, do I release it anyhow? I've never been in this kinda situation, and am looking for advice.

A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.

edited: Mon Jun 2 13:45:53 2003 by jeffa - title change (was: Should I upload??)

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Re: IRC::Bot - Should I upload to CPAN??
by Itatsumaki (Friar) on Jun 01, 2003 at 00:09 UTC

    Me no expert, but I see plenty of things on CPAN that solve the same problem in different ways. Consider the myriad XML parsers (e.g. XML::Parser, XML::Simple, XML::Simpler, and so on). If it is good code, it will get used and become popular. I don't see there being a problem with it

Re: IRC::Bot - Should I upload to CPAN??
by adrianh (Chancellor) on May 31, 2003 at 23:20 UTC

    Why don't you post the code here and see what people think? Without some more detail it's hard to say.

      If you want, you can get a copy of it here(offsite): IRC-Bot-0.01.tar.gz

      Keep in mind, this code is still green, have yet to finsh it up. In fact, I had plans of releasing it on perlmonks first, before uploading it to CPAN. Guess I'll just do it now.

      I even included a little script that should connect for ya, if you want to test it out.

      A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.

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