in reply to Size of CPAN
Hey, that's a totally cool statistic -- from the 50,000 foot level. And, at a glance, that may be all we would want to look at.
Looking a little closer, here are a few questions:
- is 15,000,000 lines of code better than, let's say, 14,000,000 lines code?
- what percentage is actively maintained?
- what percentage is duplication (modules that accomplish the same task)
- what percentage is "production ready"
- ...and more
CPANTS tries to answer some of these questions with Kwalitee metrics (and succeeds to some degree). As for the others, I'm not sure we can find an answer -- and maybe it's not important -- I'm just looking at it from a different perspective.
"Go up to the next female stranger you see and tell her that her "body is a wonderland."
My hypothesis is that she’ll be too busy laughing at you to even bother slapping you." (src)