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Re^2: Data::Delta module proposal

by Tux (Monsignor)
on Jul 31, 2013 at 15:31 UTC ( #1047286=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Data::Delta module proposal
in thread Data::Delta module proposal

I do not agree. There are a few modules in that namespace that I use on a very regular basis that do exactly what the name suggests :)

Data::Dumper, Data::Peek, Data::Dump, and Data::Dump::Streamer just to name a few.


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn


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Re^3: Data::Delta module proposal
by tobyink (Abbot) on Jul 31, 2013 at 16:37 UTC

    Data::Dumper is a case in point. It's a dumper for Perl variables, not data more generally. Can it be used as a drop-in replacement for PostgreSQL's pg_dump command? Not without loading that data into Perl variables first. Calling it "Variable::Dumper" would have been more descriptive.

    Data::Dumper isn't an absolutely awful name for what it does, but there are better names that could have been chosen. Virtually all modules deal with data in some way; that doesn't mean that virtually all modules should sit in the Data:: namespace.

    package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name

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