cpan you have to see

Abigail abigail at
Wed Dec 12 18:35:03 GMT 2012

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:57:39AM -0500, Uri Guttman wrote:
> On 12/12/2012 07:12 AM, Leon Brocard wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 02:29:24AM -0500, Uri Guttman wrote:
>>> i can't say much about this but you have to look at the code here.
>> I congratulate Alexej on joining the CPAN authors club. Instead of making fun
>> of him on a mailing list why not engage with him and help him improve?
> look at his early rt ticket replies. and i did engage him and admonish  
> his attitude. his reply was more normal but he still thinks his code is  
> doing something useful and even correct. i will point him in better  
> directions later today.
> but he should be learning basic perl on his own box and wait for  
> publishing until he has something to show. what is up there is very  
> broken ('#' is false in his world) and he doesn't know it.

The power of CPAN is that it is available to *ALL*.

Noone is forcing you to use what's there. If you think it's crappy, don't
use it. If it pisses you off people prefer to use a module that you think
is crappy, write something better. After all, most people just want to 
fix a problem, and they don't (usually rightly) how it's solved.

If only code that is approved by a cabal is allowed on CPAN, it will
quickly become something else then it's now. 


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