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At the Perl QA Hackathon, I and others were constantly tripping over how to pronounce CPXXXAN — David Cantrell's family of platform-specific or Perl version-specific subsets of CPAN. Some people suggested we pronounce it "spandex" for some reason, but that's already a better fit for Chris Williams' CPANIDX modules. Only on the final night did […]

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How to mass-favorite modules on MetaCPAN

I love that MetaCPAN lets me "++" modules (distributions, really) to mark them as favorites, but going distribution by distribution to click things is not my idea of a good time. Time for laziness, impatience, hubris. Click favorites? No way! Let's automate that shit! (First, thanks to Moritz for giving me the pieces of the […]

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CPAN is for experimentation and I hope that never changes

This post is a response to Neil Bower's post Don't release experiments to CPAN. Neil, respectfully, I disagree. The huge success of CPAN is, I think, in large part because it encouraged experimentation and alternatives. Suggesting people upload elsewhere (Github) and have module installers use that just creates barriers to participation and barriers to participation […]

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Perl QA hackathon wrapup

From mid-air somewhere near Greenland... I'm on my way back from the fifth annual Perl QA Hackathon and I can't believe it's already over. I missed the last two and I'd forgotten what an awesome experience it is. tl;dr: Stuff I worked on: A new way of thinking about CPAN indexes Making CPAN.pm use a […]

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Parallel Perl Pupils Petition PAUSE

Today I saw about half-a-dozen suspiciously similar PAUSE ID requests, apparently from students taking a parallel programming course from University of La Laguna in Spain Tenerife. After little Google searching, I suspect it might be this course: "Programación en Paralelo II", taught by CPAN author casiano. I'm surprised and pleased to see a course like […]

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