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Re^4: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by whakka (Hermit)
on Mar 25, 2008 at 20:23 UTC ( #676221=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
in thread What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

Thank you, dragonchild, first and foremost, for the reference to Strawberry Perl.

I didn't mean to belittle the opinion that CPAN shouldn't be touched, nor that I should just sit around and complain, nor that those who contribute don't provide an invaluable service to everyone, not least of which myself. Rather I was trying to constructively point out my own mini wishlist, thinking that making CPAN and the better parts of Perl more accessible to the uninitiated may be relevant to a discussion of drawing new users to Perl. The fact that you dismissed it out-of-hand shows that it's a tired argument, and I apologize for that.

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Re^5: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Mar 25, 2008 at 21:10 UTC
    I didn't dismiss it out of hand. I said that CPAN, as it stands right now, will not change. This doesn't mean you cannot write your own interface to the data provides an interface to. Randy Kobes has done just that.

    My criteria for good software:
    1. Does it work?
    2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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