in reply to Re: Re: Is CPAN usable now?
in thread Is CPAN usable now?

I honestly see no benefit in any sort of ratings system. The code is free and easy to peruse. If it is not easy, and lacks documentation, throw it away and try another module with similar functionality if available. Rinse. Repeat.

Other than that, I would say in order the important attributes for choosing a module are:

  • It does what you want (duh)
  • You like it
  • It isn't overboard for the job
  • You've heard of it / Other people like it
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Is CPAN usable now?
    by tstock (Curate) on Apr 27, 2002 at 05:22 UTC
      If we put some more work to Module Reviews, it would also help choosing between popular modules. More than one review per module would even be better