short CPANTS update

After some kind member(s) of brought the server back to life, and some anonymous coward sent me an email via an anon remail asking for fresh data, I got my lazy ass off my chair .. wait, no, actually I stayed seated in my office chair .. so I got my lazy mind off other things and started a complete CPANTS reindex yesterday morning. It took all day, but since of yesterday evening there should be new and up-to-date data available on

Of course the code that's generating the data is rather out of date, especially with regard to stuff like Moose, Devel::Declare and even newer Perls (i.e. > 5.10). The code is on github...

I don't expect to spend any time on fixing / improving the code in the next few months. And the best thing to do would be to rewrite/refactor the whole beast to make use of the metabase and to also store the generated data into the metabase.


Great to see cpants back online. Thanks for your effort :-)

The one thing that confuses me endlessly -- why does the CPANTS grapher think that the year 2010 is both before and after the year 2008?

cpants is down again :(

What exactly does "terminal bitrot" mean and how can we help bring it back?

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About domm

user-pic Just in case you like to know, I'm currently full-time father of 2 kids, half-time Perl hacker, sort-of DJ, bicyclist, no longer dreadlocked and more than 34 years old but too lazy to update my profile once a year. I'm also head of, no longer maintainer of the CPANTS project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee and the YAPC Europe Foundation. I've got stuff on CPAN, held various talks and organise the Austrian Perl Workshops and YAPC::Europe 2007.