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Subject: META.yml is not YAML
Distribution META.yml contains JSON and not YAML. perl -MYAML -MJSON::Util -le 'print Dump(JSON::Util->decode("META.json"))' > META.yml That fixed the "problem" :-)
json is yaml by definition - please think a minute before filing bogus bug reports - this just wastes your and my time.
Subject: Re: [ #54798] META.yml is not YAML
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:17:41 +0100
To: Jozef Kutej via RT <>
From: Marc Lehmann <>
Hi! You sent a possible bug report on or via Please read this mail carefully if you want to be heard. Most likely, your report will be ignored. Please close the ticket again and sent it to the official contact address for the module in question (or send it to Why is this necessary? has many deficiencies which makes it tedious and hard to use, increasing the workload on the people who provide all the perl modules you probably appreciate (and that is really to be avoided - module authors should be able to invest all their time into improving their modules and not fighting with's bugs). Still, for some people, is useful to have, and some people even like it and really want to use it. That is fine, too. Unfortunately, the designers of didn't make their "service" optional - you can neither opt-in nor opt-out of as a module author. Just like a spammer, forces its "service" (whether wanted or unwanted) on everybody. Just like a spammer, they don't care for the people they actively hurt. Just like a spammer, they don't don't care to fix these issues and make their "service" ethically acceptable. You cannot even configure it to redirect tickets to somewhere else. Unfortunately, ignoring is not an option either: for people reporting possible bugs there is no indication that their report will be ignored, and for module authors it means they miss possibly vital bug reports (and of course it's a great impression if has lots of bug reports that are unanswered, making a module unmaintained when in fact the opposite might be true). This is why it is important that you delete/resolve your ticket. I am sorry that this wasted a bit of your time, but please understand that I am just as much a victim as you are - the problem is the unethical stance of the providers who force their "service" on everybody. Please redirect your bug report as stated in the beginning of this mail, and please consider petitioning the providers to stop their unethical behaviour and allow opt-in, opt-out, or some redirect option. Thanks a lot, Marc Lehmann <>
Subject: Re: [ #54798] META.yml is not YAML
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:45:17 +0100
From: Jozef Kutej <>
Hi Marc, Marc_Lehmann via RT wrote:
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> <URL: > > > json is yaml by definition - please think a minute before filing bogus > bug reports - this just wastes your and my time.
both YAML (0.71) and YAML::Syck (1.07) fails to load the META.yml - AnyEvent-HTTP-1.44$ perl -MFile::Slurp -MYAML -le 'Load(read_file("META.yml"))' YAML Error: Expected separator '---' Code: YAML_PARSE_ERR_NO_SEPARATOR Line: 1 Document: 2 at /usr/share/perl5/ line 36 AnyEvent-HTTP-1.44$ perl -MFile::Slurp -MYAML::Syck -le 'Load(read_file("META.yml"))' Syck parser (line 2, column 0): syntax error at /usr/lib/perl5/YAML/ line 75. If I add the "---" line at the top, both modules will load the META.yml properly. Cheers, Jozef
if your modules can't parse it, why don't you fix them instead or report bugs against those??? I would have handled you kinder, but you were explicitly asked to not use, but you still do, wasting my time with this bogus bullshit. Take it elsewhere and fix your pseudo-yaml modules instead, or use a yaml parser instead. You are just wasting precious developer time thta could have gone into actually improving this module.

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