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Re: a lot of the CPAN big hitters have gone

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Nov 30, 2019 at 02:33 UTC ( #11109471=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to a lot of the CPAN big hitters have gone

A lot of the people you list (and a lot more you don't, like BDFOY) are, frankly, getting older. Most of the people in that cohort are in their mid-40's to mid-50's. Many of them have moved out of positions where they do a lot of hacking on OSS. For example, many of them aren't individual contributors anymore. Many of them no longer work in Perl on a regular basis. This is just a normal evolution.

Pascal was once the shit, too.

My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
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Re^2: a lot of the CPAN big hitters have gone
by tobyink (Canon) on Nov 30, 2019 at 10:16 UTC

    Yeah, I did check BDFOY when I was making the list. He's a lot less active than he once was, but he's made some releases in the last year. My list was people who have 50+ distributions on CPAN but no releases in over a year.

    (Also, I'm nearly 40 and that scares me.)

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