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Re^8: Switch

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 07, 2016 at 05:56 UTC ( #1169281=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^7: Switch
in thread Switch

All these years I've never been there; but then why would I? There's no reference to it from search cpan that I can see ...

I thought this was interesting....

In case you didn't know, neilb ( at search.cpan.org/~neilb/ ) uses this module as an example of a deprecated module. Furthermore, he uses it as an example of how a distribution maintainer can set the x_deprecated flag ( as explained at neilb.org/2015/01/17/deprecated-metad... ).

I wonder what setting that flag does ... oh that! Underwhelming.


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Re^9: Switch
by marto (Archbishop) on Aug 07, 2016 at 06:02 UTC

    If using http://search.cpan.org it does actually display the current rating (as stars) and number of reviews on the page of search results, e.g. at time of writing it displays WWW::Mechanize has 4.5/5 stars and 16 reviews.

    http://metacpan.org also displays this on the search results page, even more helpful is that the rating/number of reviews also show up on the left hand side of the modules page, along with a bunch of other useful information, e.g. WWW::Mechanize.

      Hm. Switch currently shows "1 review" and a rating of ***.

      But clicking through it displays 2 essentially negative reviews; 1 rating of *** by the guy that wrote:

      I would use all the time if it did not completely confuse the Perl interpreter's idea of line numbering. Introduction of this switch makes debugging a nightmare, throwing off all line nubmer reporting in the module in which it is used.

      And one "hidden unhelpful review" that I cannot view. Presumably I could if I enabled JS but ...

      I guess if "makes debugging a nightmare" is ***; then there is just no point to having a rating mechanism.


      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.

        Any sort of code created to provide such a service is dependant on good quality data. As a long term user I was a little surprised you didn't know about cpan ratings, perhaps a push for participation would raise the quality of data available.

        Update: And yes, it looks as though there's some JS depend stuff there at the moment.

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