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Re: With apologies to Peter Hammill

by 1nickt (Monsignor)
on Mar 27, 2017 at 16:43 UTC ( #1186093=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to With apologies to Peter Hammill

Yes, it looks like Lingua::StopWords is unmaintained for many years. But it's hardly a core module! You can not really draw any useful conclusions about Perl from the issue with that module or that it hasn't been fixed.

You could, on the other hand, take over or become a co-maintainer of the module and fix the problem.

I don't know personally but there may well be a newer implementation that would be "better", as in, more modern wrt Unicode. One of the drawbacks of the CPAN is that abandoned and/or broken modules are not purged. But this is simply the small cost of having a repo that provides a tool for almost everything.


The way forward always starts with a minimal test.

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Re^2: With apologies to Peter Hammill
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:09 UTC

    While new versions do have this flashy appeal to me, rationally, I shouldn't have anything against running old code just because it's old. Especially because newer code tends to make less modest assumptions about how much resources should be enough for anybody. With older implementations of computational algorithms it even adds some fun to know that the code that's crunching one's own numbers right now is only 4 years younger than the album I so shamelessly stole the lyrics from.

    I guess I was just too used to finding the correctly-working implementations on CPAN on the first try. I'll try to fix something once I get around to it.

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