Cpanratings etc - Re: Devel::CheckLib: Please try to break our code!

Andy Armstrong n at
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 have such a hard time  
>> with one word module names? Try finding - or as I did this  
>> week in response to Lyle's module - You'd think that  
>> typing FCGI into the search box would do the trick, right? Nope.  
>> Nope. FastCGI? Nope. It's effectively completely broken  
>> for that case.
> Since I can't snoop the code that 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 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  
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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