Okay, we agreed to let this one drop, but i just have say one thing about this...
... but hopefully this thread gives you some perspective about why at least some people won't pay as much attention as you would like to your insisting.
The only people I expect to pay attention to my insisting, is those who work for me, and whose code I am (ultimately) responsible for. I know full well I cannot control the whole of CPAN, and the perl community at large. But IMO we should all strive to write software that is robust and solid and behaves in a predicatable way. Just saying "it's broke, so what" to me is not acceptable. Now i know you were alot times just playing devil's advocate to make me think, and believe me, you suceeded in that, but in the end I have to say I still think it should work, and I don't think that too unreasonable a goal to strive for.