Hi Steve,


I read perl6.vip - very interesting and useful.

However, for someone new to the Perl6 world, there needs to be some form of recommendation about useful "first" modules.

I have just suggested a Task::Popular module on the IRC channel, and feedback so far is positive.

I will work on it at the weekend. Hopefully have a module ready soon.

Basically, I will use my work on the most recursively cited modules in the Ecosytem (see http://finanalyst.github.io/ModuleCitation/ )

Then filter for passing modules (as on the modules.perl6.org site).

I will look at the data for recursive citation and see if there is a statistically significant top group that can be characterised with a recursive citation index threshold, otherwise I'll use the top 20.

Since this can be done programmatically, a fresh module can be generated each month based on the most used/useful passing modules of the previous month.


Richard aka finanalyst

On Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:41 PM, Steve Mynott wrote:
On 25 May 2017 at 08:00, Richard Hainsworth <rnhainswo...@gmail.com> wrote:

I have not seen a discussion on this Forum about removing Task::Star. It
seems to me to be a bad idea.
The discussion is at https://github.com/tadzik/Task-Star/issues/13

There is the distribution for Rakudo Star and it is useful to have a
sort of basic distribution for new users. If this is Task::Galaxy, then
I suggest reference is made to it.
Rakudo Star didn't contain the same modules as Task::Star which was
one of the reasons it was removed.

Task::Galaxy was basically an experiment to see if gitlab (rather than
github) support worked.  It didn't install when I tried it last night
since one of the modules didn't install.  There really isn't any
guarantee that any Task:: type module will work at any particular time
although volunteers are doing their best.

The only reference to Task::Star in Task::Galaxy was intended to
explain where the name came from.

You may want to use Rakudo Star itself (intended to be more stable and
less subject to change than installing Rakudo directly)  or wait for
something like https://perl6.vip/ if you are interested in module


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