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Re^2: Switchby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Aug 07, 2016 at 08:39 UTC||Need Help??|
I'm against an "official" deprecation mechanism for non-core modules.
I agree (eg.), but it would be nice if CPAN did some kind of page rank thing to move modules that have bad reps down the search results list.
The problem with a module like Switch is it sounds like exactly what you want, and even appears to provide it at first; it's only once things get complicated and/or modified by others; that it suddenly starts to cause mysterious failures.
Offering up that kind of apparently useful utility as benign, and letting every user have to discover it pitfalls for themselves, is like selling Samurai swords for cleaning your nails; its a matter of when, not if.
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