[BNE-PM] Perl advent calendar!
derek at wedgetail.com
Mon Dec 2 22:22:19 CST 2002
This has been a yearly tradition for a whole 3 years now ... forever in
The basic idea is that as each day towards Christmas approaches, you
open up a new day in the calendar and receive a treat - in this case
instead of a sweet or candy, an introduction to a *way* cool Perl module
that you might never have heard of otherwise. It's fun and way better
for your teeth!
Perl newbies or non-initiates can get some idea of the sheer range of
quality stuff that's in the module repository (better than *any* other
language/platform by at least an order of magnitude!), and for others
you get to find some really cool stuff.
I've learned of useful modules this way in past years, and this year has
already featured URI::Find, IO::AtomicFile and DBD::SQLite, which look
great and are things *I'm* going to be using, and I'd certainly never
heard of them before.
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