Hi dear Monks and happy new year to everybody.
Got a Perl culture request. I am searching for some information (presentations, conferences, articles, etc.) about the Acme::* namespace, it's purposes and cultural meanings in the Perl community. For now, I have this list:
Ruth Holloway described Acme as:
A testing ground for the release process, so that a new contributor learns how to create and release new modules before doing something more serious
In Advanced Perl Programming it's written that
The Acme:: modules use extremely advanced or clever techniques in order to do something totally frivolous
The Acme namespace was set aside for wacky, explosive, or Heath-Robinsonian modules, and has very quickly become one of the more densely populated namespaces on CPAN.
For what I can understand the CPAN Acme namespace is for Perl experiments. But I also see it as a namespace for a kind of conceptual art
(not only ASCII art and stuff), but really art that is made of Perl, about Perl. What makes me think of this is Acme.pm
that seems to be only an auto-reflexive module all about the glory of CPAN and modularization. Those things
could very much be displayed in a Museum of Modern Art, I wouldn't complain. By the way is there any records of Perl code entering the Museum? Aside than running the website ^^...
I guess I kind of answered my own question by asking, but I am sure some Monks would like to give more guidelines. Thanks for reading!