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Re: Dealing with CPAN reviews

by Herkum (Parson)
on Aug 21, 2009 at 15:13 UTC ( [id://790386] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Dealing with CPAN reviews

This is one feature that I wished that they removed from CPAN. Reviews don't generate enough traffic to be meaningful and when problems with a module are fixed or addressed ratings are not changed to reflect this.

A good example is Module::Build, it has a rating of 3. It is currently on revision 0.34 and got reviews as early as revision 0.19( which was in 2003). A person complained about the lack of PREFIX support and gave it a 1 star in 2005! I am sure over the course of 4 years that issue has been addressed but that rating is never going to change.

Ratings for CPAN modules are more like credit scores but they don't go away after 7 years. They just have no relation to reality, so don't worry about.