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  • Commented on The Four Major Problems with CPAN
    @brian d foy said: > I am constantly and consistently surprised about how many > people do not first try to work with existing projects. For me, GitHub has been the single biggest factor in lowering the barriers to entry...
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  • Buddy Burden commented on The Four Major Problems with CPAN

    Yet Another Problem with the ideas (not that I wish to discourage you--definitely keep pursuing these ideas, as they're much needed--but just to make sure you're thinking of all the issues) is that, while sometimes there is a "right" and a "wrong" module, sometimes there isn't. That is, sometimes there are two modules that both do the job and there just isn't a clear reason to prefer one over the other. Perhaps one is OO and the other isn't. Perhaps one has more features but the other has a simpler interface. Perhaps one works well for A but not at all for B, while the other…

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