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Re: RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011 (perlbug)

by toolic (Bishop)
on Dec 30, 2010 at 14:32 UTC ( #879802=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011

Are their practical tips I've missed?
I didn't see these 2 items mentioned, the 1st of which has been necessary for me, the 2nd of which is very handy: These are my replies to the 2 PerlMonks Tutorials you mentioned. Unfortunately, there is no mechanism for keeping existing Tutorial nodes up to date; the only way I know to add new information is to reply to the node. Of course, this is not very effective since one must read through all the replies to find new info.

For the record, I have used those Tutorials to successfully upload my own CPAN modules over the past few years. I agree that some of the information is outdated, but they are still quite useful.

In your reply, Re^2: RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011, you list some shortcomings of the official Perl documentation (perlnewmod, etc.). Luckily, there is a mechanism for maintaining and updating the docs: perlbug. I recommend that you submit detailed patches for these, using the work that you have already done. Updating the official documentation is potentially far more effective than a node here at the Monastery.

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Re^2: RFC: How to Release Modules on CPAN in 2011 (perlbug)
by ELISHEVA (Prior) on Dec 30, 2010 at 21:04 UTC

    Those were the two tutorials (2002 and 2005) I was referring to at the beginning of the article. :-). There really needs to be a final section with such links and not just in body links.

    I will definitely consider submitting a patch to the perldocs.

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