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It has a recent release
The newest release passes all its tests
Its tests have good coverage
It is of high kwalitee
It has many MetaCPAN ++s
There are no long-standing open bugs
It is pure perl (ie. no XS)
It has no/few non-core dependencies
Many other modules use it
The author is prolific
It is as generic as possible
The licence is acceptable (Artistic/GPL/BSD - delete as appropriate)
It has good reviews*
It has extensive and clear documentation
It is recommended by a Monk
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