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Re: this place should define a relation to CPAN soonby rchiav (Deacon)
|on Jul 16, 2001 at 00:21 UTC||Need Help??|
I think I might be missing something here, because I've never used this site to look for canned modules or other pieces of code. What I've used it for, and what I thought the purpose of the site is, is to help me (and everyone else) write better code.
Yes, there are a lot of gifted individuals here. And most, if not all of those that I'd consider to be gifted have published CPAN modules. And those that are writing code that's worth while and posting it to this site are well aware of CPAN, and it's completely their choice as to whether or not they submit it there.
The code posted here, I've either found enlightening or down right amazing. Now if I want something to do the dirty work for me, I'll go search CPAN. It would have never crossed my mind to search perlmonks to find a module.
All that being said, it would be nice if things like Cool Uses for Perl, Snippets, and Craft had some sort of tree structure that was browseable. Not in an attempt to become another CPAN, but to make finding help on how to solve a problem easier.
For example, If I was looking for some help on NT domain management, beeing able to easily find that code would be helpful. Yes, there's search and Super Search, but that's not going to catch everything... and maybe not the node you needed most.
The downside is time. Someone would have to manage and maintain this to keep it clean, or there would be no purpose in doing it.