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Re: Why no comments?

by toolic (Bishop)
on Jan 31, 2009 at 17:09 UTC ( #740447=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why no comments?

In addition to the answers already provided, here are two more reasons: money and time.

How much did you pay for the modules you are using, or will use? My guess is "zero". It is my understanding that most (if not all) of CPAN modules are created by volunteers. Perhaps many authors (such as myself) spent nights and weekends away from work writing tests and POD -- without monetary compensation. There is no army of well-paid Micro$soft hackers churning out CPAN modules on the company's dime. Maybe you get what you pay for :)

Do you know of any other free software repository in which most of its library components have ample/accurate/coherent comments? Please provide some links.

most of the CPAN/core modules lacks comments
That is an amazing claim, considering there are more than 10,000 modules on CPAN.

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Re^2: Why no comments?
by DrHyde (Prior) on Feb 03, 2009 at 11:05 UTC

    If anyone were to submit a patch for my free code consisting solely of comments, I would at least consider applying it - after checking that the comments were correct and meet my arbitrary definition of useful.

    Similarly, I accept doco patches. Comments are really just a type of doco anyway - they're documentation for the maintainer.

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