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Re^2: Switch

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 07, 2016 at 08:39 UTC ( #1169275=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Switch
in thread Switch

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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Re^3: Switch
by CountZero (Bishop) on Aug 07, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
    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
    Indeed, but then one would have to install a "reputation" tracker first.

    CountZero

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      I know it'll never happen; but it wouldn't need to be complicated.

      A simple: "Please rate your experience of this module: bad [1 2 3 4 5] good" would suffice.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I knew I was on the right track :)
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
      /div

        Perhaps a command line tool which interfaces to cpan ratings to view/submit reviews would be useful for this.

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