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We all keep seeing it.

I am trying to do X, for which there is a perfectly good CPAN module. However I can't use CPAN because:

  1. I am new to Perl. What's CPAN?
  2. I am behind a firewall and can not get CPAN working
  3. Yesterday I invented a round thing to roll stuff on. I think it may catch on
  4. I do not understand CPAN and can not get modules installed
  5. My sysadmins will not let me install modules
  6. I will be distributing my code to hosts not 100% under my control. I do not want to add dependencies
  7. The company I work for do not want to use open source software. IBM gave us our copy of Perl.
  8. I am in a secure environment and we are not allowed to install un-audited code
  9. I use MCPAN you fool: perl -MCPAN -e shell
  10. I use CPANPLUS
  11. 'I' don't use CPAN. I have a sysadmin fairy who installs everything I need
  12. My filesystem is controlled by puppet. Soon after I install a module from CPAN, it is automatically deleted by puppet.
  13. I don't use CPAN, as my SA has installed *ALL* modules in the cloud
  14. I do use CPAN. Please stop casting aspersions

Suggested resolutions to these objections, both technical and social, will earn extra points. Points 7 (no open source) and 8 (no un-audited code) are the ones I find the stickiest. Some clients, even though they are running Perl and probably Apache servers, some Python etc. see CPAN modules as a bit too open-sourcy.

Update

12. and 13. thanks to Tux

Cheers,
R.

Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!

In reply to Re: poll ideas quest 2013 - I Don't use CPAN because by Random_Walk
in thread poll ideas quest 2013 by pollsters

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