Perl/CPAN v. Ruby ?

Peter Corlett abuse at
Thu Mar 9 10:57:57 GMT 2006

Brian Wisti <brianwisti at> wrote:
> [...] Rubygems is a packaging system. You'll be downloading and installing
> "gem files" into their own special location. Your opinion of this will
> probably depend a lot on your opinion of specialized packaging systems.

This is possibly the single most annoying thing about CPAN, next to the fact
that there's no quality control nor any pointers to what's actually useful,
and the search facility is a joke.

For a language that is supposedly excellent at text processing, you would
expect the search to be a lot better.

There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the
dirt doesn't get any worse.
								- Quentin Crisp

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