|go ahead... be a heretic|
module wish list for perl v5.6.1by edan (Curate)
|on Aug 03, 2003 at 09:37 UTC||Need Help??|
edan has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Here's the story: We use perl v5.6.1, which will someday change, I hope, but things are slow to change around here. Our product starts out as a (Linux) disk image, so I am frequently unable to use CPAN modules because the powers-that-be are loathe to make a new image. But... I have a window of opportunity here, since a new image is in the works anyway, so I can take the chance to add a bunch of useful modules to the image. So...
I wanted to get some input as to what modules you use and like. I'm sure some modules that made it into 5.8.0 are a good basis, but I'm sure there are more.
Some of the things that we do are: text-processing/parsing, sockets, config-file-reading, db (mysql) stuff, http-request-parsing, process-management, ssl and ssh, ...
I have started out with the following measly list:
We are already using the following:
Can y'all help out and come up with a bunch of handy, nifty, stable, useful, and otherwise good-to-have modules that you like to use, that are not in the v5.6.1 core? I need the common wisdom and experience of y'all over here... TIA--