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chromatic
Date:
June 28, 2008 11:06
Subject:
Re: About tidying up Kwalitee metrics
Message ID:
200806281105.07959.chromatic@wgz.org
On Saturday 28 June 2008 08:54:34 Gabor Szabo wrote:

> It seems that the game theme is after all turned into "fierce competition"
> or "lack of interest" depending on ... I don't know on what, but neither is
> good for CPAN.
> In some cases - me included - people fix the symptom to get the metric
> point while the underlying code does not really change. So the indicator
> stops being an indicator.

Exactly -- and in other cases, the metric point is actively harmful to the 
CPAN.

> Maybe what we need to do is
> 1) remove the game
> 2) fix the current metrics (e.g. license is not correct now)
> 3) Add detailed explanations for each metric, or maybe to create a page on
>     the TPF Perl 5 wiki for each metric where it would be easier to provide
>     pro and contra explanations for each metric.
> 4) add more metrics (including those that collect data from external
> sources) 5) categorize the metrics as suggested by Salve
> 6) get the search engines to start to use some of the metrics
>      in their search results.
>
> Not necessarily in that order

Full support from me on these.

-- c

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