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Want a section needed modules

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Re: Want a section needed modules
by Zaxo (Archbishop) on Aug 03, 2007 at 04:13 UTC

    One tedious but helpful approach is to produce XS interface modules to new C libraries. It's pretty easy to track down through CPAN whether one has been done and do it if it hasn't.

    XS is maligned these days, but it's how P5 works. It is incredibly useful to understand.

    After Compline,
    Zaxo

Re: Want a section needed modules
by Marza (Vicar) on Aug 02, 2007 at 20:32 UTC

    Hmmm? I really don't think that would get that much use. Most of the time people ask, "hey why isn't there a function for...." and they will usually get an answer for a certain module in cpan.

    If you have something in mind, why not ask? Chances are somebody has done it. If they haven't, set up a project. If you want help, I am sure others would help.

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Re: Want a section needed modules
by blazar (Canon) on Aug 03, 2007 at 09:20 UTC
    So I suggest that there be a section listing modules that should exist, but do not yet.

    What's with this "I suggest that there be a section for..." frenzy, as of lately? I'll tell you in advance that such requests tend not to meet popular approvation, and someone will certainly give you more detailed info on why it is so. Personally I'll only add that IMHO far more interesting proposals for new sections have been given - and they were rejected nevertheless: what you need is addressed perfectly fine by Meditations. OTOH this convinces me more and more that what we need is a tagging system.

Re: Want a section needed modules
by andyford (Curate) on Aug 03, 2007 at 17:04 UTC

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