Practical Perl Tools: Top of the Charts
David N. Blank-Edelman
I sometimes wonder if the people who make statements about Perl’s health in the world (some nostalgic, some a little more mean-spirited) have a sense of just how vibrant the Perl world is. I wonder whether seeing some of the interesting things being developed even as we speak or the range of projects available would change their thinking.
This leads to a good question: how do you find out about the interesting things happening in Perl on a week-to-week basis? In this column I’d like to focus on one of the answers to that question: the weekly reports that are published about modules.
We’ll look at three of them and for fun pick and consider interesting modules from each. All three of these listings are published each week on a blog created by Spanish Perl hacker Miguel Prz (“NICEPERL”), which can be found at http://niceperl.blogspot.com. Before we dive in, I should mention that these listings came to my attention thanks to the lovely newsletter started by Gabor Szabo called Perl Weekly. You can sign up and find past issues at http://perlweekly.com.