This module saved my morning today. Normally, I use plain cpan to install Catalyst, a dozen plugins and other dependencies of some web projects I have to deploy. And no matter what I always have to answer some questions to cpan. Today I tried cpanm and all modules got installed without asking anything verbose questions like "would you like to install DDS as an alias to Data::Dumper::Streamer?". I unserstand why there is this question but when deploying large prerequisites I don't care. Really.
Again, thank you - cpanm saved me an hour of watching the screen. So I could have my breakfast.
Finally someone decided that the overly verbose output from cpan had to be dealt with.
The author fixed an error I reported within 24 showing his willingness to get cpanm to play with the big boys.
A few things I'd like to be changed are:
- An even less verbose output
- switch '--sudo' should be the default (nothing an alias can't fix though)
- The module is not really a 'standard' module in its structure
- within a week of development it went from simple to, already, trying to do a lot, maybe too much.
Altogether an excellent addition and my now 'standard' cpan front end.
This is a vote of general support and enthusiasm. It requires bravery to re-implement the functionality of a sacred cow. 'cpan' and its neighbors has been and will continue to be a fabulous software, responsible for a lot of Perl's success over the years.
But sometimes it's good to have a simplistic, very functional and interesting youngster about to shake things up.
Thanks Tatsuhiko for this and the other 192 modules you have put on CPAN!