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Re^5: The quantity vs. quality lesson

by flyingmoose (Priest)
on Jun 03, 2004 at 16:42 UTC ( #360262=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re^3: The quantity vs. quality lesson
in thread The quantity vs. quality lesson

I'd like to see an option in CPAN search to only search for highly-rated modules. CPAN's problem is really that it accepts everything, as much as CPAN is tightly integrated with Perl, it still lacks a strong commitment to quality among some modules, so there is a lot of chaff that drags down it's utility. In this sense, yes, it's open and there is a lot of good stuff -- but there are a lot of modules one wastes one's time with while trying to find one that works. In this regard, a stronger base of good modules (and less chaff) would be much better in my opinion.


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Re^6: The quantity vs. quality lesson
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Jun 03, 2004 at 18:13 UTC
    I'd like to see an option in CPAN search to only search for highly-rated modules.

    Since the cpanratings information is web accessible you could always write a CPAN(PLUS) shell that did it.

    CPAN's problem is really that it accepts everything

    I have to disagree. The problem is that it can sometimes be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. One possible solution would be to make CPAN less open.

    However I strongly believe that doing this would be an instance of the cure being worse than the disease. Especially since there are other possible cures.

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