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(ichimunki) Re: I wrote my first Perl Module

by ichimunki (Priest)
on Aug 21, 2001 at 16:19 UTC ( #106528=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I wrote my first Perl Module

I used to use a lot of required scripts that I'd written, but these hardly compare to using proper modules. About the time I was reading perlboot and learning OO perl, I also happened across the Monastery. I know modules aren't just for OO (and certainly not functional programming), but understanding OO Perl has affected my ability to get into modules, from a writing and using perspective. I'm still trying to tame my enthusiasm for turning everything into one giant instance.

Side Note: For anyone who hasn't read perlboot, I must say it is a shining example of why merlyn is a leading Perl trainer. He starts you from the ground and builds from there, when you're done you've got the basics of OO like no other perldoc can teach it. And it wasn't until about a week ago, trying to understand closures and searching the vastness of the Monastery, that I found a link to one of his articles which lifted the scales from my eyes about what it really meant to program functionally. Thanks, merlyn!

And of course my usage of CPAN modules has gone up considerably since I found PM. I'd never really understood before I came here. And the CPAN nodelet is a life-saver. 99% of the time it gets me right to a module I can take advantage of.

At least I was using strict before PM though!
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[stevieb]: did my pull request challenge today, Locale::gettext. Weird layout for a dist, and I have no idea how to use it, but it's always nice when you can force someone else's work be use strict; and use warnings; compliant :)
[stevieb]: ahem... s/no idea how to use it/didn't read enough as to what it's used for/
[stevieb]: interestingly enough, someone else got my Devel::Examine:: Subs distribution for their PRC, and I applaud the change. This dist is extremely complicated and mostly obfu, but the person doing it understood PPI enough to change...
[stevieb]: ...something I had overlooked in the extreme depths of the core functionality. After merging, then a couple of extra tweaks, I still have 100% test coverage. Yay for people who write tests!

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