Perl 5.12.0 released
Posted Apr 14, 2010 7:26 UTC (Wed) by lkundrak
In reply to: Perl 5.12.0 released
Parent article: Perl 5.12.0 released
Funny, that must have been really bad luck. I've probably never found a CPAN module that did not work out of box; and our Perl application is not that small -- ~300k loc, imagine the number of CPAN dependencies.
CPAN is rather liberal in what it accepts, therefore being a bit careful when picking a dependency might not be a bad idea either. Ask yourself if a module is properly maintained: Did the module have more than two releases already? Was it updated in a year or two? Is the documentation sufficient?
Why doesn't CPAN figure that kind of stuff out for me?).
It does, sort of. Smoke tests are run regularly and results are reported to maintainers.
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