[sf-perl] the next generation cpan (research and discussion)
doom at kzsu.stanford.edu
Wed Aug 25 15:31:04 PDT 2010
Paul Makepeace <Paul.Makepeace at realprogrammers.com> wrote:
> David Fetter <david at fetter.org> wrote:
> > Popular CPAN modules get packaged and shipped with OSs, which means
> > that to an excellent first approximation no one downloads them from
> > CPAN.
> (Except for upgrades)
> Also package managers muddy the waters.
> That said, I'd rather see what's there than nothing at all.
Dunno. I can go either way on this. At the very least you've
got to name the metric something that makes sure it doesn't
misused, ala bogomips and kwalitee. Pseudo-buzz? Ytiralupop?
Whenever this idea comes up, it tends to get dismissed:
> I'm sure there's *some* use in it, the paranoia in the lanl.gov page
When you get to the point where gaming the system can make or break
carreers, it isn't paranoia to assume that that's going to happen.
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