SPUG: How find non-OO modules

Tim Maher tim at consultix-inc.com
Mon Apr 4 13:59:37 PDT 2005

I once entertained the notion that *::Simple modules might
generally provide non-OO interfaces to related Object
oriented modules (which is true of LWP::Simple vs. LWP),
but unfortunately, this is far from true.

So can somebody tell me if there's an easy way to find
modules, related to a certain topic, that are not OO?

Sure, you can reject those whose docs provide matches for the
telltale "->" sequence in the Synopsis section, but I'm
wondering if there's an easier way. IIRC, CPAN's PAUSE
system asks when you upload a module if it's OO or not,
which suggests to me that that info should be available
somewhere, and possible searchable. Any thoughts?

| Tim Maher, PhD     (206) 781-UNIX      (866) DOC-PERL     (866) DOC-UNIX |
| tim(AT)Consultix-Inc.Com  http://TeachMePerl.Com  http://TeachMeUnix.Com |
|    Watch for my June, 2005 book: "Minimal Perl for UNIX/Linux People"    |

More information about the spug-list mailing list