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Re: CPAN - As Seen From Space!

by cavac (Chaplain)
on Dec 20, 2011 at 19:40 UTC ( #944457=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to CPAN - As Seen From Space!

"I can see my house module from up here!"

(this post is intended to shed some light in a funny way. don't take it to seriously)

There are a couple of interesting things i noticed.

  • Acme is bigger than Win32 or Mail (meaning of course it is much more important).
  • Net is huge, while still missing IPv6 in most parts. So it will probably grow by the factor of 1.5 (the relative size difference between 4 and 6).
  • A big number of people had trouble using existing XML parsing solutions so they rolled their own.
  • Quite a lot of developers are not very inventive at naming their modules, so they concluded that since essentially all programs deal with data in one form or another, their module falls into the Data category.
  • The big Test blob tells me that there are enough testing frameworks around so that we could actually start developing comprehensive module tests.
  • Since we have not - to my knowledge anyway - yet made first contact, why do we actually have an Alien category?
  • Biology and Chemistry are far easier to understand and implement than Text, because they can be done with far fewer modules.
  • In the same way, artificial intelligence (AI) seems about the same complexity than working with Perl arrays, and both are far easier than DateTime calculations.

Thats the nice thing about statistics. Never trust them unless you faked them yourself.

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