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Re: Reinvent a broken wheel?

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Jul 07, 2003 at 22:49 UTC ( #272131=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

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.


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Re: Re: Reinvent a broken wheel?
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Jul 08, 2003 at 16:52 UTC

    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.....


    <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.


        Beside time, nothing. But actually its a good angle that hadn't occured to me for some reason. If such a site did exist would you use it? Would you contribute? How do you think it would/should work? A voting system? Selected reviewers? What would be the criteria?


        <Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...

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