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Re: Goodbye search.cpan.org

by Your Mother (Bishop)
on May 18, 2018 at 16:51 UTC ( #1214864=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Goodbye search.cpan.org

For my part I was supremely grateful for search.cpan.org ever since I discovered it almost two decades ago. Until metacpan.org launched, even with some initial bugs and index drop-outs; which were addressed quickly because of the open code and better reporting/social mechanisms. At that point I was only irritated every time I used a search engine and search.capn.org was the top result and metacpan.org wasn't even on the top page; or someone linked to the former and sent me to go find that module on the latter because I prefer it enough to do so. Excepting page load speed, metacpan.org is better and preferable to me on every level; except that they didn't choose my logo in the contest. :P Mine was better than the winner.

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Re^2: Goodbye search.cpan.org
by marto (Archbishop) on May 19, 2018 at 07:17 UTC

    "metacpan.org is better and preferable to me on every level;"

    I agree, and for me the page load times seem indistinguishable between the two systems.

    "they didn't choose my logo in the contest. :P"

    I warned you at the time that you'd regret getting that tattoo :P

      I'd like to implement search.cpan.org

      In fact, so much so, That I picked up an appropriately named domain, created an identical (search) page. Created a CPAN mirror ( soon to be official ). All that's left (and this is pretty important) is the search implementation.
      Time is running short. The 25th is drawing near. Anyone willing to help; suggest how I might best (re)create the search implementation. As I understand it, it's not open(source), or available. :-(

      IOW As I'd really like to get this right the first time. Any suggestions, pointers, ... greatly appreciated!

      λɐp ʇɑəɹ⅁ ɐ əʌɐɥ puɐ ʻꜱdləɥ ꜱᴉɥʇ ədoH

        I'd like to implement search.cpan.org

        Thank you very very much!

        All that's left (and this is pretty important) is the search implementation.

        Forget the search engine. Since meta is the hub just cheat and use their API!

        github.com/metacpan/metacpan-api/blob/master/docs/API-docs.md

Re^2: Goodbye search.cpan.org
by LanX (Archbishop) on May 18, 2018 at 17:19 UTC
    > or someone linked to the former and sent me to go find that module on the latter because I prefer it enough to do so.

    Poor Friedrich ... ;p

    Distributions on cpan.org have forward links to metacpan.org in the upper right corner (but not the other way round AFAIK).

    e.g. compare Data::Dump vs Data::Dump

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      Distributions on cpan.org have forward links to metacpan.org in the upper right corner…

      Yes, and I was grateful when it appeared somewhat recently. Fried-rich, a new style of sandwich as only I know how to deep fry it.

        CPAN has (had) the advantage of not to forcing me into https with older browsers and I like annotations.

        > Fried-rich, a new style of sandwich

        Yummy, the delights of Emme-rich! ;-)

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      Distributions on cpan.org have forward links to metacpan.org in the upper right corner (but not the other way round AFAIK).

      MetaCPAN has linked back to search.cpan.org for as long as I can recall. It's in the left nav under the heading "S.C.O". HTH (for the next month or so).

        > heading "S.C.O".

        Lemme guess: "Search Cpan Org" ?

        > for the next month or so

        I'll send /me a /msg thru time.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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