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Re: Tried and True CPAN Modules

by tjh (Curate)
on Jul 17, 2003 at 21:23 UTC ( #275402=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Tried and True CPAN Modules

Of course, here's another idea to heap on the fire...

Require a live email address, with a round trip of emails to verify, prior to download. Then, in 24 -48 hours, email a standardized survey about the module. Reply-to goes to a botbox, gets parsed, results databased, maybe a free-form comments section gets posted ala reviews... etc.

O'course, it's hard for me to imagine many people sitting still for a CPAN-enforced behavior like this.

But, just maybe...

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Re: Re: Tried and True CPAN Modules
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jul 17, 2003 at 21:38 UTC
    No No NO NO NO!.

    For one, it's completely stupid. I download a bunch of modules to try them out, then delete 80%++ of them once I find the one I want. Do I have to register and reply back for all 10 modules I might d/l?

    What about the fact that I might be at work? Should I have a work email and a home email and an on-the-road email (for my laptop)? That's three times the usage.

    For crying out loud, leave CPAN alone!

    We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

    Don't go borrowing trouble. For programmers, this means Worry only about what you need to implement.

    Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.

      lol. Made me laugh.

      And proved my comment above - "O'course, it's hard for me to imagine many people sitting still for a CPAN-enforced behavior like this."

      Apparantly others agree with you, and possibly me too, from the downvoting of my node.


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