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Module of the Week...

by Herkum (Parson)
on Jun 20, 2008 at 21:56 UTC ( #693229=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I think that it would be interesting to submit a randomly selected module (within reason) and then see what interesting ways someone could use it.

The idea is to give exposure to some of the uncommon modules that someone may not normally come across and see different ways people may use the same module. For example, a silly one would be Acme::Lingua::Pirate::Perl. It would not be Perl golf, but I like to see what other ideas someone else could come up with.

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Re: Module of the Week...
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jun 21, 2008 at 01:36 UTC
    What's stopping you? I'd love to see this.

    Additionally, you could write a review of a module and have the author review it to make sure you understood the intent and scope. I'd love to read reviews of my modules, but many of them have design considerations that aren't necessarily always obvious at first glance. For example, DBM::Deep is meant to be concurrently accessible, but most people use it in a single-process mode so they wonder why there's all this work in there about coordination. :-)


    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?

      I guess nothing is keeping me from doing it. When I put the idea out there I guess I wanted to see what other people thought and where would be a good place to put it. I am not sure Reviews was what I had in mind but I guess that would be a good place to start.

      Let me work on it this week and though something together. Thanks for the input! :)

        We can always move it if there turns out to be a better place. Though, a weekly reviews column could find a worse place than Reviews.

        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?

        Great idea ++

        and the winner would be the one with the highest XP as voted on within an allotted time frame.

Re: Module of the Week...
by runrig (Abbot) on Jun 21, 2008 at 01:01 UTC
    So go ahead and do it. Post a writeup of "Herkum's module of the week", and I may even read it. If it's good I may even "++" it. I'd do it myself ("Runrig's module of the week"), but I doubt I would be consistent in the level of writing or the frequency of posts...or just post a module review every week in the proper section, and it'll show up in Newest Nodes (if you're aiming for a review sort of writeup).
Re: Module of the Week...
by igelkott (Priest) on Jun 22, 2008 at 01:41 UTC
    see what interesting ways someone could use it

    I assumed that the op meant that just the name of a selected modules would be posted and then anyone who's interested would post interesting and/or unusual uses for that module. More like short examples and code fragments rather than complete reviews.

    The idea of a regularly-scheduled set of reviews (as seems to be the general interpretation) sounds wonderful but I was just curious if this alternative version would be interesting or just silly/impractical.

    As a side note: Writing a good review of an arbitrarily-selected module every week seems like quite a lot of work for a single person ... but maybe I'm just lazy.

Re: Module of the Week...
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 21, 2008 at 05:43 UTC

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