My first Perl Module ;-)

Tom Hukins tom at
Tue Feb 15 07:04:43 PST 2011

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 04:13:48PM +0000, Tony Edwardson wrote:
> As I have mentioned before, I have finally been working on a CPAN module 
> 'Proc::Scheduler' which is now coming together nicely.
> It is not ready for release yet but I am getting there.
> If you want to take a look and provide any feedback - that would be welcome

Hi, Tony.

Some of the things I originally noticed and disliked, you have since
fixed, such as describing the numerically listed examples in the main

To my mind, the word "Proc" doesn't quite describe these modules.
Proc makes me thing of a certain process, something that has a PID ,
whereas I think you've written a job scheduler.  I can imagine other
people might see this differently.

The documentation describes what the modules do, but not why I would
use them.  Why would I use this instead of cron or a message queue
based system?  Why wouldn't I use one of the many existing job queue
systems on CPAN listed at ?

Of course, I'm not asking for an answer here, just suggesting that the
documentation could explain not just what the module does, but also
which problems it solves well.


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