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Re: Re: CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Jul 28, 2003 at 13:41 UTC ( #278418=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

IMHO, the first impression people get of your module will be from the POD doc on one of the CPAN search sites (search. or kobesearch., take your pick). I usually don't bother to even look at the README, as in my experiance, most module authors only cut-and-paste what they put in their NAME and DESCRIPTION sections of their POD, plus a little installation note (which usually ends up being identical to every other module on CPAN).

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Re: Re: Re: CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags
by grantm (Parson) on Jul 28, 2003 at 19:09 UTC

    I couldn't agree more. So when a module includes no POD and doesn't event include a README (like the ones cited), then you'd need to be fairly dedicated to carry on and work out what it's for.

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