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Re: Modules, Frameworks, and Reinventing the Wheel

by perlfan (Vicar)
on Aug 13, 2004 at 18:09 UTC ( #382782=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Modules, Frameworks, and Reinventing the Wheel

I agree with the author, and I personally see this as a good reason for the "community" to put together some type of SDK.

CPAN is great and all, but quality assurance is its a major weakness. This is something that must be done on the community level, and if any one can do it, it is the Perl community...
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Re^2: Modules, Frameworks, and Reinventing the Wheel
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Aug 14, 2004 at 00:11 UTC

    There have been many, many mile-long threads about this on the module-authors mailing list. Everyone agrees there is a problem, but noone really knows how to effectively address it, and of course, anything has yet to happen.

    One thing that is always agreed in these discussions, though, is that there will never be barriers to entry on CPAN. The fact that there is no policing is one of the major reasons for CPAN's success (much as it may be causing problems in turn), and is not going to change, ever.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re^2: Modules, Frameworks, and Reinventing the Wheel
by Wassercrats on Aug 14, 2004 at 03:41 UTC

    CPAN shouldn't allow modules that have been reliably reported to be buggy or a security risk without being documented as such, but the same goes for any other website with a collection of scripts. If it's not core, it's just another script from someone's website.

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