[OT] user-management bit of web apps

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Thu Jan 31 14:47:05 GMT 2008

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:34:51PM +0100, Zbigniew Lukasiak wrote:

> If you do it only for personal reasons then don't put it on CPAN -
> don't announce it on Perl mailing lists - don't solicit users, because
> you are just generating confusion.  When you do announce it publicly
> then you need to accept the community rules.

The "community rules" of CPAN are that "anything goes as long as anyone
is free to use it".  Over time, more and more tools are appearing that
are will help you choose one of several similar-looking modules.  I find
the CPAN reviews and CPAN testers results particularly useful.  They're
linked from distributions' individual pages on search.cpan:

In particular, the reviews will give you a good idea of whether a module
is a good fit for your particular project - in the case of that module,
use it for quick n dirty hacks and small projects, don't use it for your
online banking.

David Cantrell | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david

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