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  • BooK commented on RFC: Perl software of the year award

    I think it would probably be best if the software in question was NOT just a CPAN module. I.e. it should be a complete program, not only a library (or a set of libraries). That restriction (program versus library) does not prevent it to be distributed on CPAN (notable examples, exiftool, ack).

    I imagine there could be several categories: command-line, GUI, web application...
    Then I suppose (contradicting my first paragraph) that there could be a "library" category. :-)

  • Makoto Nozaki commented on RFC: Perl software of the year award

    I got this comment by email from Joel Roth.

    Some forum to showcase interesting perl apps seems like a great idea.

    I'm aware that most distributions through CPAN are libraries
    rather than apps. Perl apps don't get much exposure compared
    to a library, which is used, tested, bug reported, blogged
    about and patched by an army of downstream programmers.

    Some love for the apps will be a win for them and show up
    the many strengths of the perl ecosystem and community.

    For example, my story.

    I've written a lightweight digital audio…

  • mocnii commented on RFC: Perl software of the year award

    One example of CPAN library getting Application of the year award (outside of Perl community) is MySQL::Sandbox (work of GMAX - MySQL expert and long time Perl programmer).
    Why: MySQL Sandbox is a flexible tool that helps to install, test, and dispose of MySQL versions quickly and painlessly. It has been available since 2005, and it is kept up-to-date …

  • BooK commented on RFC: Perl software of the year award

    And if the award needs a name, I think we can forget camels and butterflies for a moment, and call it the Onion Clock, or maybe the Clockwork Onion.

  • Makoto Nozaki commented on RFC: Perl software of the year award

    Thanks all for the feedback. I have opened the discussion with the TPF steering committee and TPF President separately.

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