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JasonD
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« on: April 25, 2007, 01:47:07 PM »

Is a question I always ask potential new staff.

it doesn't matter to me what the answer is, but it is important they have an answer.

So.... What is your favourite perl module?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 04:56:12 PM »

Hi JasonD!

I don't have ONE favourite module. Here are some I use very often:

Perl::Tidy - Parses and beautifies perl source
Perl::Critic - Critique Perl source code for best-practices

CGI - Simple Common Gateway Interface Class
DBI - Database independent interface for Perl

Date::Calc - Gregorian calendar date calculations
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 07:53:54 PM »

Hi Jason, nice to see you here.

My favorite is LWP  Cheesy


It's really the only pm I use.  I don't like perl modules much.  The documention is everywhere online,
but it's all the same man page mirrored in 1,000 places LOL, and not written for beginners. 

Tutorials and *working* examples are scarce.

So, a perl module would have to save me a week's time of coding before I'd use it or save me
from socket programming LOL.


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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 01:59:23 PM »

It's either WWW::Mechanize or Data::Dumper...  Hrm, if I get 2 I may as well make it 3 and take HTML::TreeBuilder

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 01:21:20 PM »

I have to agree about LWP and also the Mech.

Mech is really built on top of LWP so I can't knock either of them.

I absolutely LOVE Moz Mech and Win32 Mech though as you get access to the DOM as well Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2007, 12:20:18 AM »

I never use perl.
Perhaps someone should throw up a "why" for those of us, like me, who know PHP and 10 other languages who need to be convinced that it is actually worth their time learning a new one!
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007, 08:10:32 AM »

I'm not too familiar with PHP to compare it with Perl.

Generally I would say we should have a look at:

 - architecture
 - functions
 - modules
 - performance
 - security

If you don't miss anything in your current languages there is no need
to learn a new one.

But you could also learn Perl just because you are interested in
learning new languages.

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2007, 03:21:09 AM »

If your current language does what you want it to then don't bother learning PERL

though when Perl6 finally launches you will be able to code in any damn language you want to. Smiley
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