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Commented on Arrow Operator Shenanigans
i saw that and thought, makes sense. then i wondered why i'd never thought of it....
Commented on Idea: perl community homepage
I'm in. I can't do much at the moment becuase I'm finishing off 2 years of backpacking, but around june that'll be over so I can help out. I can do coding or hosting or both, terrible at design though!...
john napiorkowski commented on
To respond to the issue about why metacpan fans sometimes seem to disparage search.cpan.org:
Although I know one mantra of Perl is 'there is more than one way..' and that in an ideal world the more the merrier, and let the best XXX win, etc. but the issue here is that those of us working on trying to improve Perl visibly beyond the community echo chamber, having two sites splits the SEO traffic and as a result tends to dilute the overall Perl rating. It would be ideal if one site got all the traffic because in this world people look at site traffic as a meter of health. Having two …
Ron Savage commented on
I'd say kobesearch.cpan.org lost major support when Randy Kobes died:
Perhaps someone has taken over the work.
Ben Bullock commented on
I like search.cpan.org because it's much faster than metacpan.org. Also some modules don't show up on metacpan.org, and it's often necessary to do "shift-reload" on metacpan.org to re-synch the pages.
Duncan commented on
I think we're in danger of being insular here.
People inside the echo chamber know about Metacpan and either use it in preference to search.cpan.org or switch to it if, as is often the case at the moment, search.cpan.org is down.
People outside the echo chamber are less aware of Metacpan. If search.cpan.org is down, they just take it as more evidence that Perl is d**ng.
Olivier Mengué (dolmen) commented on
A few reasons why I'm a MetaCPAN promoter:
- search.cpan.org still has the look of 1997 web sites. Just this can let people think that Perl is stuck there.
- you can submit issues about MetaCPAN, they are public, and you get feedback. For s.c.o, you have to send an e-mail and I never got an answer. Anyway, I have abandonned a long time ago the usage of my e-mail inbox to track issue progress.
- issues reported are quickly fixed
- you can even directly report issues on IRC (#metacpan) and get immediate feedback and fixes
- you can submit patches for Meta…
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