[Pdx-pm] NCPAN - Not-so-Comprehensive Perl Archive [was RE: CPAN release]
masque at pobox.com
Sun Jul 8 16:45:14 PDT 2007
I'm a fan of this idea. Beats using hierarchy alone by a mile.
On Jul 8, 2007, at 3:23 PM, Michael G Schwern <schwern at pobox.com> wrote:
> Tags. The most dominant organizational tool on the web. Tags, like
> democracy, are the worst form of organization except for all the other
> alternatives. Let's add them to CPAN modules.
> One of the major problems with CPAN is that the module name has to
> be all of:
> unique, short and also help find the module. This is too much. The
> name is
> also hierarchical and hierarchies are a poor way to model the world.
> So lets add tags to CPAN modules. Its as simple as putting:
> tag: [www, robot]
> into META.yml and then convincing search.cpan.org to read that.
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