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Re: Re: Trying to name a file parsing module for CPAN

by fx (Pilgrim)
on Jan 09, 2004 at 19:07 UTC ( [id://320203] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Trying to name a file parsing module for CPAN
in thread Trying to name a file parsing module for CPAN

I do not mean to offend
On the contrary, I welcome your feed back.

your module sounds like a solution in search of a problem
My module has solved a problem for me - in my case, at least, there was already a pre-existing problem ;)

Why would someone else ... use this module
...
I would not create a module that uses a non-standard file format

Part of my original question was whether the file format I am using has a name. If the style did have a name it would then make a release to CPAN more acceptable as, IMHO, it would mean enough people produce/use it to give it a name. If it had/has a name it would probably has uses and therefore others may benefit.

Thus, my opinion is... leave it off CPAN entirely until the use cases can be rationalized
I agree with you - there is no point in clogging up the CPAN directory with a pointless module that no-one will ever need, use or care about.

I did originally say that I wanted to release it to CPAN. The Perl community (this includes CPAN, Perlmonks and various Perl mailing lists) have done much to assist me over the years. I finally thought that I could give something back. It would appear that this occasion will have to wait until something more suitable comes along.

Many thanks.

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