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Well, this (and some of the other comments in here) raise an interesting point... search.cpan.org is, well, sort of hard to use. There are hundreds of useless or duplicative modules cluttering up CPAN searches. People never know where to start. It's almost become a matter of arcane knowledge what perl modules are good to use. I mean... how often on this site do you find questions like "between modules X, Y, and Z (which all do basically the same thing), which one is best / compare and contrast" only to have answers like "Oh, you haven't heard of module P or Q? They do that, too".

I guess what I'm getting at is: has anyone considered putting together a sort of meta-index of CPAN modules? What's actually a useful module? If I'm building X class of application, what are a few modules I should seriously investigate using? That sort of thing.

Are there already such sites? If so, where? (Hmmm... maybe I should have just posted this to meditations.)


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