[Melbourne-pm] Roman numerals & assessing a CPAN module

Alfie John alfiejohn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 18:25:31 PST 2009

Hey Myf,

I haven't seen any of those modules, but here's a link to a grammar for
Roman numerals which you could use with Regexp::Grammars:



On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Myf White <myfwhite at gmail.com> wrote:

> My specific questions...
> I need to convert roman numerals to arabic, and there seem to be quite a
> few modules on the CPAN which can do this. So, has anyone used any of these
> and have any recommendations?
>    - Text::Roman
>    - Roman
>    - Math::Roman
>    - Convert::Number::Roman
> So on to more general questions...
> I have a few methods for assessing whether to use a module, eg look at the
> api to check it is suitable, check out bugs and bug reports, check when it
> was last updated, check whether the author/maintainer also did/does things I
> know and like, install it and give it a whirl etc.
> But if there's no bug reports, do you reckon that's because there are no
> bugs, or because no one is using it?
> If something has been on CPAN for a long time, does that make it more
> trustworthy or less so?
> What methods do you use for assessing candidate modules?
> Myf White
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