Great! I think we're in agreement here - CPAN rules and it's only going to get better as people contribute (er, "pump in") more code. I don't know what's "unfortunate" about that, but I guess you don't use Perl very often. It's certainly quite fortunate for most Perlmonks users.
But this isn't a horse-race. We all win when more good open-source code is released. I just happen to think CPAN has the greatest collection of it.
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