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Re: Favourite modules

by George_Sherston (Vicar)
on Mar 11, 2002 at 07:56 UTC ( #150833=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Favourite modules March 2002

Part of the value of this thread is that one comes across modules one wouldn't otherwise have checked out. But I'm afraid I'm a meat-and-potatoes kinda guy, and my favourite list is very MOR. But none the worse for that. As Braque says, "all the ancient wisdoms were young once".

  • CGI
  • jbr::Carp - this is CGI::Carp but with a tiny tweak (replace line 285 print STDOUT "<!-- warning: $msg --> \n" with print STDOUT "warning: $msg <BR>\n") to put warnings in the browser rather than in comments - just the way I like to debug
  • DBI - for placeholders, and for everything else
  • HTML::Template - the lowest learn : do ratio I ever did see
  • Data::Dumper which I use all the time for debugging, as well as other stuff
  • Mail::Sendmail
  • LWP::Simple
  • Exporter - I confess I don't know totally what this does, but I use it whenever I write a module of my own, so I suppose it must be one of my favourites
  • Time::Local which I partly like because I think the name is quite witty (localtime converts from integer to date... so to go the other way...)
  • Font::AFM - I only ever used this once, but it gave me a real kick, as I can be quite obsessive about the mere appearance of words on the page, and this is a userful tool for perfecting the layout of generated (and hence unpredictable) text

George Sherston

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