|Think about Loose Coupling|
Modules that get along with use libby earthboundmisfit (Chaplain)
|on Oct 24, 2001 at 19:07 UTC||Need Help??|
earthboundmisfit has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Brothers and sisters,
I am involved in several sites that are hosted by lame ISPs who offer nothing in the way of useful Perl modules. (I had to beg them to install CGI.pm) What's worse, they only allow FTP access to the Linux boxes on which the sites run. Trust me, if I could, I would switch ISPs in a heart beat.
I'm fully aware that I can install my own modules by uploading the *.pm file(s) and using use lib '[path to pm file]' in my scripts.
The wisdom I seek is in knowing which modules are safe for this method and which require true installation in /Perl/lib or /Perl/site/lib
If you know specific modules that won't work, that would help, but in a more general vein, what types of things should I look for when assessing how they will react with use lib?
I did a Super Search on this topic and couldn't come up with much, but sometimes I can be dense when it comes to search criteria....
Your help is much appreciated.
Edit: chipmunk 2001-10-24