David E. Wheeler has done some great work with PGXN. It's an excellent example of how you can build something CPAN-like without being weighed down with design decisions from long ago. There's JSON all over the place and there are mashups just waiting to happen.

In his latest post, he has challenged MetaCPAN to duplicate some of the shiny, new PGXN functionality. Turns out we can do shiny things too. This solution uses a combination of our current (older) API and our (newer) beta front end.

To see the JS and HTML output in action, check out this fiddle, this even cleaner fiddle or this jQuery solution. Take that, PGXN! :)


Oh yeah, this shit is ON, yo!

His post is all nice and friendly sounding, but you should have heard Olaf at the office going "Nyah nyah PGXN take that!".

The second Fiddle no longer shows results. :-(

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user-pic I hack on iCPAN, MetaCPAN and other fun stuff.