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Task-Kensho (0.38)

This module appears prominently on Metacpan.org advertised as a way for people, in the words of the other reviewer, to "in the sea of over 18,000 CPAN modules, find recommended modules for the most common programming areas". That does sound like a good idea, doesn't it? And I'd like to be enlightened as to what the best Perl modules are. But I am pretty stuck on viewing Task::Kensho. Why does it recommend a database driver for SQLite, for example? Why does it choose "Date::Tiny" over "Date::Calc"?

I would be very happy to see a comparison of modules with some kind of reasoning as to why I should pick one, so I didn't have to spend the time trying to choose one, but Task::Kensho seems to add to my confusion rather than resolve it. The big quote about Zen Buddhist terminology from Wikipedia at the head of each section of the module also doesn't help.

I am very sorry, but I do not think that this module is of general enough utility and understandability to have it touted on every page of metacpan.org.

Task-Kensho (0.18) *****

As a Perl developer of many years, I am very happy to see in 2009 that movements like Modern Perl and Enlightened Perl are aiming to show how powerful and wonderful Perl and CPAN are and Task::Kensho helps programmers, in the sea of over 18,000 CPAN modules, find recommended modules for the most common programming areas.