Help needed fixing links leading to CPAN

Do you have a few minutes? Please help fixing links leading to CPAN.

Which modules do you use?

I submitted a grant request to The Perl Foundation to make the generation of a "batteries included" Perl distribution for Windows and Linux smooth.

Most of the commenters liked the idea, but found the money I asked for too much. So I don't have high hopes in receiving the grant, but one of the points was to do a "market research" or a "survey" to find out which modules people use in their applications. Basically mapping part of the GreyPAN or DarkPAN to see whic…

perldoc -l for modules without pod

perldoc -l Carton prints the path to so I can write

vim $(perldoc -l Carton)

if I want to open it in vim.

perldoc -l Carton::CLI print
No documentation found for "Carton::CLI".

even though there is a Carton::CLI module

wouldn't it be nice it also printed the path to the module, even if it did not have pod in it?

Alternatively, can you recommend another way to access the source code of an installed module?

The behavior in scalar context is undefined.

I was just reading the docs of Email::Address when I encountered this warning. I know this is not the only place where the behavior in scalar context is undefined, but I wonder. Wouldn't it be better to throw an exception or at least print a warning when a function such as the parse method of Email::Address is called in scalar (or void) context?
That would eliminate the incorrect usage faster probably also reducing the questions asked by users. It will also make it easier to add a different functionality later on, wi… statistics

A few weeks ago I posted some numbers regarding the popularity of Perl. Among the numbers I published two graphs. The data collected by Google Analytics on Meta CPAN and on Perl Maven. (It became the most visited Perl-site after,, Perlmonks, and Meta CPAN.)

Today I got access to the Google Analytics panel of as well.

About Gabor Szabo

user-pic Perl author and trainer. Usually writing on other sites: Writing the Perl Maven tutorial Perl 6 articles. Started a Perl IDE. Running the Weekly Perl newsletter. My personal blog.