Cpanratings etc - Re: Devel::CheckLib: Please try to break our code!
n at rciss.us
Mon Oct 22 18:07:13 BST 2007
On 22 Oct 2007, at 17:45, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2007, at 3:52 AM, Andy Armstrong wrote:
>> More specifically why does search.cpan.org have such a hard time
>> with one word module names? Try finding CGI.pm - or as I did this
>> week in response to Lyle's module - FCGI.pm. You'd think that
>> typing FCGI into the search box would do the trick, right? Nope.
>> FCGI.pm? Nope. FastCGI? Nope. It's effectively completely broken
>> for that case.
> Since I can't snoop the code that search.cpan.org uses
You know, that bugs me. Obviously nobody is obliged to release the
source to any particular thing - but it seems anomalous that the
source for search.cpan.org isn't available for the community to
peruse and, possibly, improve. It's such a key piece in the Perl jigsaw.
> , I can't go and fix this as I would like to. However, in
> principle, biasing towards short module names certainly ought to be
> possible, and I agree that it's desirable. I experienced the same
> frustration a while back searching for the exact same module.
I'm not sure that's the nature of the problem. I've just looked
through the first fifteen pages of results and I can't see CGI.pm
there - but there are other short matches - including a match for
'cgi' which probably isn't the one you want.
Andy Armstrong, Hexten
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