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by Matts (Deacon)
on Nov 15, 2003 at 19:33 UTC ( #307365=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Net::Bittorrent

There's simply a lack of need for it. There are lots of modules that you might be the only person to ever want or need.

Take for example one of my modules - XML::LibRSVG, and interface to the gnome librsvg API. Now this would be a very cool replacement for something like GD for building charts and graphs, along with a zillion other uses, if I developed it more thoroughly, but nobody ever asks about it, or posts bugs for it, so I can only presume there is very little interest in it.

But then there's things like DBD::SQLite. SQLite had been around for ages before I wrote this, but I was the first to write an interface to it. And it's now my most popular module by a long shot.

So don't give up hope - write the code and stick it on CPAN. It'll either get used or it won't, but either way you'll feel better for publishing it.

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Re: Need
by jettero (Monsignor) on Nov 15, 2003 at 19:39 UTC
    That's a good point. I have no problem posting things on CPAN. I just wonder why it's never been built before... I can't be the only one that wants it. Can I?

    That's the part that really mystifies me. I wished a more competent programmer than myself would tackle Net::BitTorrent. But if it's me, that will be fine too.

    I'm not saying I'm a bad programmer either, just that I'm not able to read the python code, so some things about bt will be mysterious to me...

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