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Guy Hulbert
April 5, 2008 04:21
Re: Idea: CPAN Category Reviews
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On Sat, 2008-05-04 at 14:02 +0300, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> Hi all!
> In regards to the previous discussion about trimming down CPAN and finding 

I don't think trimming is necessary if you are successful with this.
IMO the problem is just finding things, which your proposal addresses.

> better ways to find quality modules, I got an idea of making CPAN "category" 
> reviews. The idea was originally derived from where they often 
> etc. he should note it. Now that I think about it, it may be a good idea to 
> also define a machine-readable format (XML etc.) for the conclusions 
> (possibly more) so they can be processed by the various CPAN interfaces.

not XML ... there already seems to be a format, viz:

so you could add:

you'd also need a web interface at

> So what do you think - is there an interest in this?

Sure.  Can you write something more concise, and definite.  That would
make it easier to discuss.

> I'm attaching here a list of OOP modules I found on CPAN (probably not fully 

That's a good choice for an example (again, IMO).


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