[Catalyst] Re: OT: Use the CPAN, Luke?

Aristotle Pagaltzis pagaltzis at gmx.de
Mon Dec 1 16:01:38 GMT 2008

* Jonathan Rockway <jon at jrock.us> [2008-12-01 01:15]:
> Why do you care about what other people do?

When I write software I generally hope others will find it
useful. (Sometimes I write it purely for my own itches, but then
it tends to be half-arsed in all sorts of ways because it doesn’t
have to work for anything other than exactly the use cases I need
it for.)

> If these people can't even install a CPAN module, it's unlikely
> that they were going to become active contributors.

How many kernel drivers did you debug today?

* Marcus Ramberg <marcus at nordaaker.com> [2008-12-01 10:10]:
> Matt has spent a lot of energy to make sure our dependency
> graph installs cleanly, for instance. And this issue has in
> fact already been resolved by the Mouse people, hasn't it?

It’s true. But the fact that the Mouse people had to fix this is
an indication that a pretty high level of ongoing effort is
necessary, which I see as a symptom of there being a fundamental

That doesn’t mean the alternative is better.

I have no answers, unfortunately, only questions.

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>

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