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Re^2: METAreqWeb - overview of CPAN dist prerequisitesby Intrepid (Deacon)
|on Oct 25, 2006 at 22:33 UTC||Need Help??|
On on Oct 10, 2006, grinder wrote:
Glad I could provide some inspiration. I'd be very interested in seeing a Bookmarklet, indeed, for CPAN module information! Very cool. ;-)
I do have to make a correction, however, for the benefit of those that cannot read the code. Listing the modules required by a chosen CPAN module is only 1/3 of the functionality of the solution shown above. The other 2/3 are:
Changing websites to Kobe or CPANTS isn't going to accomplish the latter 2/3 of the functionality of the code above (nor answer the FAQ chatterbox question, "How can I tell whether I have that module already?", that prompted this contribution.
The latter 2 operations are fundamentally local in nature and nothing short of a complex client-side scripting project is going to make that info available in the http user agent (browser).
Boy, I did a good job of moderating my tone in this response and not displaying my disappointment over receiving such a careless, clueless comment / evaluation / feedback ... didn't I. grinder usually does better.
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