Perl/CPAN v. Ruby ?

Tom Insam tom at
Thu Mar 9 17:04:33 GMT 2006

Peter Corlett wrote:
> 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.

I use the search linked from which is lovely, and 
does the Right Thing about PAUSE permissions, too.


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