[sf-perl] the next generation cpan (research and discussion)

Joe Brenner 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
> notwithstanding.

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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