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Thomas Klausner
June 29, 2008 02:32
Re: About tidying up Kwalitee metrics
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On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 01:54:19AM -0700, Ovid wrote:
> On a side note, I still don't understand why I sometimes get dinged for CPANTs errors.
> Here's one for HOP-Lexer (
>   STDERR: Invalid row in Debian file: "libhtml-wikiconverter-moinmoin-perl", "HTM
> I have no idea what this is and I have no way of correcting it yet I am getting dinged for it.  I see that I can send an email to, but why?  I don't understand why CPANTs bugs are counted against me.

As Gabor already suggested, most of the texts on should 
be overhauled and extendend. 

For example:
    Shortcoming: Some errors occured during CPANTS testing. They might 
      be caused by bugs in CPANTS or some strange features of this 
      distribution. See 'cpants' in the dist error view for more info.
    Remedy: Please report the error(s) to

'Shortcoming' should be extended to say:
"The goal of deducting a kwalitee point for 'no_cpants_errors' is to get 
authors to report CPANTS bugs. As you might guess, testing 10.000+ 
different dists is hard. There are lot of special cases. It's impossible 
to figure out all those special cases in advance. 'no_cpants_errors' is 
a way to outsource the discovery of special cases to module authors."

or something like that...

for(ref bless{},just'another'perl'hacker){s-:+-$"-g&&print$_.$/}

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