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Re: Re: Reinvent a broken wheel?

by nysus (Vicar)
on Jul 07, 2003 at 22:39 UTC ( #272125=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Reinvent a broken wheel?
in thread Reinvent a broken wheel?

Interesting insight. Are there no gatekeepers to the CPAN respository, then? Do modules get at least a cursory glance?

Sounds like CPAN needs some kind of peer rating system so it's easier to find the quality code.

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Re: Reinvent a broken wheel?
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jul 07, 2003 at 22:49 UTC
    Are there no gatekeepers to the CPAN respository, then?

    About the only restriction is that the code cannot have a license that doesn't allow the code to be freely distributable.

    Do modules get at least a cursory glance?

    No. There's no dresscode at the door. And all minorities are welcome.

    Sounds like CPAN needs some kind of peer rating system so it's easier to find the quality code.
    No, I don't think it does, and luckely, those in charge don't think so either. I think it will be the death of CPAN if there was some kind of organization that decided which code was CPAN-worthy and which wouldn't.

    There's no CPAN cabal.

    Abigail

      I agree with you on your last point, but I cant help but think that having certain modules designated "selected" and having a SCPAN (Selected CPAN) would be a good thing. But it would be almost impossible to put in practice so I am content to dream.....


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      demerphq

      <Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...
        What stops you from creating a website that does a review of modules? Either something by yourself, a group of people or something like a wiki. It doesn't have to be part of CPAN.

        Abigail

Re**3: Reinvent a broken wheel?
by belg4mit (Prior) on Jul 07, 2003 at 23:04 UTC
    There are smoke testers, but that's about it. Do a search here and you'll see the concept of a ratings system for CPAN has come up often, as it likely has in other venues.

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