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  • Ben Bullock commented on Why I recommend using the "++" system of Metacpan

    I think that would be useful. In this blog post I'm suggesting that if people actively rely on someone else's module it makes sense, out of self-interest, to ++ the module so that the maintainer has an idea that people are putting it to use. But people might be downloading the module and then not finding it suitable, for example.

  • fmara commented on Why I recommend using the "++" system of Metacpan

    Interesting topic. We use ~100 CPAN modules for our closed source application and nobody has a clue. It would be beneficial to report usage and give authors some appreciation of the scale of usage.

    We have a full list of modules in our test suite. If we could pass the full list to a module doing some reporting, we would add it immediately. Or maybe this job could be delegated to cpan/cpanm to report on install?

    Obviously, this would mean there is a 'place' to report to. Maybe a cpan or metacpan service?

  • Ben Bullock commented on Why I recommend using the "++" system of Metacpan

    > We use ~100 CPAN modules for our closed source application and nobody has a clue.

    Yup. I'm using many people's modules which the maintainers of the modules don't have a clue about. The Encode::Detective experience taught me that sometimes people might even be using something I thought of as an experiment. Sometimes I have had the odd experience of sending a bug report to a maintainer of something and they don't respond at all or they think it's not important, whereas it's actually something causing a crippling fault in a running system. Or sometimes they have added "playful" or "am…

  • faraco commented on Why I recommend using the "++" system of Metacpan

    I wholeheartedly agree with this post.

  • Buddy Burden commented on Why I recommend using the "++" system of Metacpan

    Well said. I've gone and ++'ed all the modules I regularly install on every new Perl installation I create. Thanks for the reminder.

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