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Re: CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags

by enoch (Chaplain)
on Jul 28, 2003 at 15:06 UTC ( #278446=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags

I have a red flag that no one has mentioned yet:
  • No example code in the POD


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Re: Re: CPAN Module Evaluation Red-Flags
by chaoticset (Chaplain) on Jul 29, 2003 at 14:37 UTC

    Agreed, wholeheartedly -- nothing makes me more suspicious about a module than when the author themselves cannot come up with a simple example of use.

    On the other hand, examples are also a useful 'depth indicator', if you take my meaning. (Which is to say, if there's a "simple example" and I don't even understand how it's being used, it's either not simple or so far beyond me that I can't comprehend -- either way, not my module du jour.)

    You are what you think.

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