Volunteer! Time series stats of new PAUSE ids
I've finally realized that instead of people worrying about false, or ever true, reports of Perl's demise, we can generate some factual (nice change!) data about Perl activity.
So, I'd like to see someone analyse the postings to the archive of modules at perl.org. See e.g.:
The only thing you'd need to look for would be Subjects of the form:
Welcome new user XXX
A time series of say # of new ids per month for the last 10 or even 20 years would give us something to talk about.
Would it be proof of anything? No :-(, probably not :-).