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Re: Re: CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags

by liz (Monsignor)
on Jul 28, 2003 at 12:44 UTC ( #278408=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags
in thread CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags

...The module shows signs of maintenance, ie a release history and/or a recent release date...

But a non-recent release date is not necessarily a red flag. Nicholas Clarke raised this at the YAPC::Europe. Some modules are just perfect the way they are. And releasing a new version just to appear to be a "good" module, seems like a waste of everybody's time to him (and me for that matter).

So I personally would give this a way lower weight in the determination of the usability of a module.

Liz

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Re: Re: Re: CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags
by chunlou (Curate) on Jul 28, 2003 at 18:59 UTC
    Right. Just as I don't mind using a 1902 edition of Calculus text book. Still the same Calculus.

      I haven't looked at 1902 Calculus texts, but I have looked at Victorian trigonometry books. The mathematics hasn't changed, but the discussion, the presentation are very different. Frankly, the old books are very hard to understand.

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Re: Re: Re: CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags
by greenFox (Vicar) on Jul 29, 2003 at 02:00 UTC
    I agree completely, thats why I listed green flags, I am looking for the things that give the module a pass. Also I wouldn't make a judgement based on any one thing on my list I am looking for clusters of ticks.

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Re: Re: Re: CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags
by Beatnik (Parson) on Jul 29, 2003 at 10:05 UTC
    MJD said the same thing about Text::Template :)

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