[Catalyst] OT: Use the CPAN, Luke?

J. Shirley jshirley at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 02:36:44 GMT 2008

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 4:10 PM, Jonathan Rockway <jon at jrock.us> wrote:
[> * On Sun, Nov 30 2008, Toby Corkindale wrote:
>> If the automated install fails, people are likely to say "bah, this
>> Perl thing sucks, let's go for that similar app written in
>> PHP/Java/Ruby instead - at least it's simple to install!"
> Why do you care about what other people do?  If these people can't even
> install a CPAN module, it's unlikely that they were going to become
> active contributors.

That is the worst ever response to a test failure... just terrible.
This is a test failure at the core, because a version of a module down
the chain wasn't tested.

This is what CPAN Testers, in part, is designed to catch.  Saying
"they can't install a CPAN module" is an insult to the CPAN Testers
effort and all the toolchain authors, too.  There is a reason this
stuff exists, it is so that CPAN modules are widely accessible.

Welcome to the perl echo chamber...

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