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Re: How to pick a CPAN module

by IlyaM (Parson)
on Nov 07, 2008 at 15:57 UTC ( #722243=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to pick a CPAN module

As I use Debian as my work desktop I quite often use
apt-cache search keyword | grep perl
as a first step when looking for Perl module for certain task. For those who are not familiar with Debian - apt-cache is just a tool to search for Debian packages by keywords. It actually works often quite well because if Perl package was repackaged as Debian package there is a very good change it is an old well proven module which is being used by many other people. Only if I don't like Debian package search results I go shopping on CPAN.

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[1nickt]: TCLion are you parsing the dates with DateTime or another tool?
[1nickt]: I note DateTime::Format:: Flexible, announced immediately below this box in the CPAN feed
[Corion]: 1nickt: That one sounds sensible as it will tell you when it found an error
[1nickt]: Throws on error, I believe
[1nickt]: But should handle month as number or word

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