[oak perl] Useful Modules
quinn at fairpath.com
Wed May 2 22:44:43 PDT 2007
On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 08:52:43PM -0700, skolupae at sonic.net wrote:
> Great topic. Especially if everyone brings a short .txt or .html of
> his/her liked modules. I'd volunteer to collect them into a .html for
> Oakland.pm website.
> I have a few. Like Cwd, Carp, IO::File, Data::Dumper, File::Path. They
> are a big help for basic file-system crawling and string manipulation.
> I might be able to find basic CGI.pm usage in my archives from the biotech
Hmmn, I personally wouldn't teach that to newbies. In my opinion,
CGI.pm is one of those technologies whose time has come and gone. New
people should be learning a templating language instead, like TT or Mason.
It's just so much nicer to have HTML with a few funky tags, rather
than a bunch of calls insider a Perl program... particularly if you're
working with a graphic designer who's supposed to code the XHTML/CSS.
Not a new observation--just restating the conventional wisdom. :)
PS: It's interesting that all the modules you named as most useful are
now Perl core modules. I guess they made the right decision to include
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