How many recent authors on CPAN?
Sorry, I couldn’t fit this in a tweet.
Yanick’s concerned about CPAN.
Sweet meejus. Visiting CPAN these days feels like entering the gloomy, foreboding halls of Moria. :'-(— Yanick (@yenzie) April 27, 2020
So I grabbed the authors of the last 5,000 releases and counted authors, using Mojolicious and the MetaCPAN API.
Downloaded the file with httPie because I felt bad hammering MetaCPAN with
-Mojo g() while sorting out the rest of the :v:one-liner:v:.
I have no idea if these results are good or bad, but I half-expected less than 100 authors.
Getting useful information like spread of release dates is left as an exercise for the reader.