Wishlist for Perl-related websites #1

One of the purpose of blogging for me is to record ideas and thoughts. So, here's another series: features I'd like to see on various Perl-related websites (like search.cpan.org, MetaCPAN, cpanratings, blogs.perl.org, etc). There will be future posts.

  • cpanratings: comment on a review. Sometimes a review is so $adjective that you just want to say something about it :)

  • MetaCPAN: view details of a ++ score. For starters, list of users who ++'ed the distribution. Posted to github issue comment.

  • MetaCPAN: list a user's favorite distributions. For starters, list all *my* favorite distributions. Posted to github issue comment.

  • MetaCPAN: show ++ score (and number of reviews) on author's page. For starters, list all *my* favorite distributions. Posted to github issue comment.

  • MetaCPAN: count number of downloads. It is a good indicator of popularity. Compare: Debian's popcon, download counters on rubygems, download counters on PEAR.

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The problem with displaying a download count on MetaCPAN is that CPAN is one of the most massively mirrored collections of files in the world. There's no practical way of gathering the data.

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