Hm, I left out what are probably the most important parts. 1. The number one complaint I hear about CPAN is more or less the same story I just told about trying to buy a radio.
2. We organize finding stuff for engineers --- the folks who work with the parts. We don't do very much for the folks who want to use the finished products. This is not a problem that will be fixed with better automated organization. It can be fixed by curation --- but only if we don't make the same mistake by hand. Someone (or dedicated team, more likely), needs to come up with a good package index by use case, leaving out the pieces-parts. On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Brandon Allbery <allber...@gmail.com> wrote: > That's why I said "bury". > > The basic problem here is a conflict between a mindset that builds stuff > up from smaller parts, and the needs of people who need to use the higher > level stuff. Building up from components is good for many reasons. But > people who want to buy a car don't expect to be handed a pile of auto parts > --- or to be shown them mixed in with the cars when shopping for one. > (Heck, that's infuriating even for those of us who do work with parts. I > can't count the number of times I go to look for a radio or w/e and amazon > / google shopping / best buy have more listings for antennas than for > radios. Same problem.) > > On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 5:38 PM, Bennett Todd <bennett.e.t...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> Well, tastes can reasonably differ on that point. Bunging all of the >> complexity, of implementation, of design tradeoffs, and of documentation, >> into one big module might suit some tastes. Not mine, as either an >> implementor or a user. >> >> Not all uses need all components, and I for myself would rather >> implement, or learn to use, or need to maintain, one simpler component at a >> time. >> > > > > -- > brandon s allbery kf8nh sine nomine > associates > allber...@gmail.com > ballb...@sinenomine.net > unix, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure, xmonad > http://sinenomine.net > -- brandon s allbery kf8nh sine nomine associates allber...@gmail.com ballb...@sinenomine.net unix, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure, xmonad http://sinenomine.net