DEV Community


Discussion on: Make NPM Packages Even If You Don't Need To

sr229 profile image
Ayane Satomi

Loved your take on this, and no I don't mean I don't agree with your opinions, but my only alms and grudge was how NPM is not doing on some of the problems it has, but I am open for dialogue on what's the better approach for this problem - despite my suggestions being more on the authoritarian stance. I do agree taking fun out of publishing also ruins the point on what made Open Source and NPM successful as a whole, so really sorry for those who were rather mad about me.

I encourage people to do their own takes on the problem as well, and present their own solutions, after all, my point of opening such a opinion is to garner a open dialogue on what can be done on some packages, spare the joke packages (I know I said that phrase one last time because I was a bit too malicious with them).

jfhbrook profile image
Josh Holbrook Author

With regard to joke modules: I'm honestly not sure if I would have written Hoarders in 2020. The person I was 8 years ago was much more likely to do something "for the lulz" than I am today.

For what it's worth, I think you got a lot of pushback, including from my post, but I definitely think you have more allies than it appears in this one. Many people have been saying the same sorts of things for many years - it's just that there isn't much content inherent in a "yeah I agree" post.

I thought your suggestion for keeping modules local was a good one, by the way. I've taken this approach the last few years with my own loggers, and I've found it deeply satisfying to work on loggers without having to worry about meeting the use cases of other users, or hell even myself in other contexts. I think this strategy is unsung and particularly relevant to logging.