tomazos has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Motivated by The State of the Onion 9 and the ignorance of the Slashdot reaction - as <joke>self-appointed Perl PR guy for the next 20 seconds </joke>, could someone please tell me what the total number of lines of Perl code that are contained within the CPAN archive?

Recommend use of this number as an advocacy tool.

Update: Good work itub. I think we should ignore the man-hour calculations which are a bit of an eye-roller.

The answer is over 15,000,000 lines of code - and it's all freely available to reuse. Isn't that cool?


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