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November 17, 2001 16:49
First CPAN Joke Module
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In the recent article "The Lighter Side of CPAN",
I was disappointed the author made no attempt to uncover the
first CPAN joke module.

Is it possible to search for all joke modules?
The earliest I could find is:
  sh2perl by Randal L Schwartz
The Changes file says "Wed Mar 25 12:37:51 1998" yet the
README implies it was developed on April 1, so I am not
sure I trust the date in the Changes file.

Also, can anyone confirm Acme::Bleach as the culprit that
triggered the recent Acme development frenzy?

I can forgive the author for not mentioning Acme::EyeDrops,
but not for ignoring two pioneering classics like sh2perl
and Acme::Bleach :-).


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