cpan you have to see

Lyle webmaster at
Wed Dec 12 20:02:28 GMT 2012

It seems this guy is sticking up for himself following the regular LPM 
taunts. Shouldn't most of you now follow up with more nastiness, some 
insults in ASCII art, then when he gives anything back kick him from the 
list? As far as I've experienced, this is how you do things.

After all, only the cabal should be really be coding Perl. Anyone new to 
Perl should be an instant expert, or at the very least, bend over and 
hand the lube to the nearest cabeller.

Then later you should have some threads on why more new people aren't 
coming to Perl and this community, and how you can't really understand 
why they wouldn't.


On 12/12/2012 17:21, Alexej Magura wrote:
> As for my rt replies, what did you expect I was gonna say: 'Oh, my bad I
> wrote the worst module in the world and you're the king of all; here let me
> just remove it real quick.'?  Think again.
> *When I call `true()` I get `undef` back (or empty list in list context).
> It should return `"i should stop uploading useless modules"` instead.*
> Is not a valid bug ticket, and it is not remotely funny.  Imagine how all
> of you would feel if you had just signed up for Cpan because you thought it
> would be neat to be helpful and contribute something to the perl community
> only to have the entire community turn on you.  So much for "There's more
> than one way to do it." (Perl's motto) More like "If you don't get it right
> the first time, never try again."
> Since I joined Cpan, I've only received one bug ticket that was actually
> helpful, and I've received four total, to my knowledge.
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Alexej Magura <perlook at> wrote:
>> Okay, allow me to clarify what the TrueFalse module that I wrote is trying
>> to emulate.  It's trying to emulate the 'true' and 'false' user commands
>> available under Linux.
>> Haven't you ever done something like this in Unix Shell?
>> while true; do ls /var/log/; sleep 5s; clear; done
>> The statment 'true' in this example, as far as I know, only returns true
>> and that's it.  It may not look very useful, but it can be useful when
>> you just need to do something and just want to write 'Just because I
>> said so, keep doing A until I say stop.'
>> I'm sorry if all of you think that my modules are poorly written, but if
>> you want me to take you seriously, then say something productive for a
>> change, that is make some suggestions (I'm open to suggestions.)

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