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  • Commented on Let's delete 10,000 files from CPAN
    A lot of these heuristics assume that only one author is making releases. When many authors share maintainer duties, the current heuristics in our script result in many older versions of dists being left behind that otherwise could have been...
  • Commented on Let's delete 10,000 files from CPAN
    My version is at https://github.com/karenetheridge/misc/blob/master/install/generic/bin/pause-cleanup - it changes the default keep to 2 rather than 3, and doesn't count dev releases in that count (just like tobyink's), but also respects -TRIAL (which tobyink's doesn't), and also fixes a few bugs...
  • Commented on Let's delete 10,000 files from CPAN
    105 files scheduled for deletion *, using rjbs's script. This was lower than I expected, but I do visit the deletion page once a month or so and do regular pruning. I also got: Argument "" isn't numeric in sort...
  • Commented on CPANdeps pass/fail display now working again
    Thank you so much! This has been such a useful tool for tracking down sources of errors, so it's absolutely fantastic to have it back again....
  • Commented on \r, \n, and ... \R ?
    cool! Do you have a link to the related p5p discussions on this? I'm curious to see what technological hurdles have been identified for having something like this in core....
  • Commented on CPAN RT overrun by spam
    This is nothing new. There are several spam tickets in the queue every day -- you just usually don't see them because little elves clear them out. I'm back from my business trip now so things should appear to return...
  • Commented on Which modules do you use?
    You might want to look at which modules have been ++'d on metacpan, particularly from users who are active in the community and/or write a lot of modules themselves. The "web of trust" covers a fair bit of the CPAN,...
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  • Commented on perldoc -l for modules without pod
    indeed I have a bash alias to "vim `perldoc -lm $*`" for convenient viewing and editing of installed code ;)...
  • Commented on You Can Help MetaCPAN by Helping the QA Hackathon
    Metacpan is big enough now that there's a good case for a metacpan-specific minihackathon. Is there a location that is close to many of the core authors/contributors? I'd gladly champion for a TPF grant for such a thing....
  • Commented on Precision Testing for Modern Perl
    Test::CleanNamespaces is back in active development and its underlying implementation is getting fixed up quite a lot, so it would probably be better to call into its version of clean_namespaces rather than copying its guts....
  • Commented on Git with it.
    yeah, git rocks! :)...
  • Commented on Moose Dying With "Invalid version format (version required)"
    Just by the version number this makes downgrading Module::Runtime a no brainer. With a version number of 0.014 it should be nowhere near production stability. I try to avvoid using modules with revision numbers that low. You're very wrong...
  • Commented on Moose Dying With "Invalid version format (version required)"
    Right, the 'conflicts' key in metadata is a bit different -- it cannot indicate things that need to be updated later, but rather indicates things that cannot be at that version number right now (when we are checking prerequisites, before...
  • Commented on Moose Dying With "Invalid version format (version required)"
    test (do only long replies get held for moderation?)...
  • Commented on Moose Dying With "Invalid version format (version required)"
    The problem came from how prototypes affect context. Up until Moose 2.1203, in some "load another module, possibly with a specific minimum version" logic, Moose was calling usepackageoptimistically incorrectly, passing whatever $version it had along to Module::Runtime. Because of the...
  • Commented on Why code style is important
    This looks like something that could have happened from a git merge, without someone manually reviewing the result of the merge. The same thing would have happened if braces were used like this: if ((err = SSLHashSHA1.update(&hashCtx, &signedParams)) != 0)...
  • Commented on Trivial tools
    Test::CPAN::Meta::YAML, Test::CPAN::Meta::JSON??...
  • Commented on I bought a weekly round for my friends
    Thank you to the people who donated to me, I am very flattered! Now I am wondering when gittip is ever going to send me a notification about this.. I haven't received a single email saying "hey you have funds...
  • Commented on Stupid CPAN Tricks
    Oops, I meant to leave this comment here, rather than on the post where the talk was announced: Those are all cool and nifty modules, but one of them screamed to me as an outlier: Text::Unidecode. tchrist can say it...
  • Commented on Stupid CPAN Tricks
    Those are all cool and nifty modules, but one of them screamed to me as an outlier: Text::Unidecode. tchrist can say it better than I ever could: http://stackoverflow.com/a/6163129/40468 "Code that assumes you can remove diacritics to get at base ASCII...
  • Commented on "You and your ilk are a tiny minority trying to impose your opinion upon the majority who actively and vocally disagree with you."
    Was the social problem "people are jerks on the internet", or more nuanced than that?...
  • Commented on "You and your ilk are a tiny minority trying to impose your opinion upon the majority who actively and vocally disagree with you."
    What comment thread are you referring to? (re your comments before you removed most of the post)...
  • Commented on fatal warnings are a ticking time bomb (via chromatic)
    Test::MockObject is fairly evil and can introduce hidden bugs -- its use of UNIVERSAL::isa and UNIVERSAL::can is just part of the problem. I'd recommend avoiding using these and just mock your object by hand as needed (it's very easy to...
  • Commented on Low hanging fruit
    > If no one likes it... As a precondition, I'd say one should pick something that *you* yourself would like. For example, find a module that you use frequently, and add a feature to it you'd use, or look at...
  • Commented on The Simplest Exporter?
    use Exporter 'import'; our @EXPORT = qw(sub1 sub2);...
  • Commented on I hate Dist::Zilla and missing Makefile.PL
    I'm a heavy Dist::Zilla user. My output in the last year has gone up tenfold because of this, so saying "you suck because you use this tool" strikes me as quite rude and antisocial. Any patch, or bug report, or...
  • Commented on pause.cpan.org is not working. Does somebody know something?
    Woohoo! I'll be number one!...
  • Commented on Great Mystic Mystery Revealed
    Dist::Zilla does not create a 'provides' section in META.yml/META.json. There is a plugin do so, but it is not on by default. [MetaNoIndex] does not adjust the 'provides' metadata, but rather *adds* metadata in the form of the 'no_index' key,...
  • Commented on Keeping up to date.
    In my dist.ini (actually via my pluginbundle): [PromptIfStale] phase = release check_all_plugins = 1 check_all_prereqs = 1 http://metacpan.org/module/Dist::Zilla::Plugin::PromptIfStale...
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