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Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules

by monkfan (Curate)
on Oct 19, 2004 at 11:03 UTC ( #400469=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi,

I really am curious of what you guys have in mind.

As for me (with my limited knowledge):
1. Lingua::Romana::Perligata (my first by far)
2. Acme::Bleach
3. Acme::Morse

Regards,
Edward

Update:

I wonder if there exist a 'name' for this class of modules.
Answer: "Jokes" (according to davido).

Addenda:

This link, explain why it is called Acme. Thanks for merlyn for the suggestion.

Comment on Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by Taulmarill (Deacon) on Oct 19, 2004 at 11:07 UTC
    most acme modules are fun, but my favorite is Acme-Apache-Werewolf
      How can you think keeping werewolves out of your directories is not really useful?
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by davorg (Chancellor) on Oct 19, 2004 at 11:11 UTC
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 19, 2004 at 11:45 UTC
    • CGI.pm
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by itub (Priest) on Oct 19, 2004 at 12:33 UTC
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by pernod (Chaplain) on Oct 19, 2004 at 13:29 UTC

    Considering the caveats that the author includes, my curios-but-not-really-useful prize goes to Quantum::Entanglement and Quantum::Superpositions.

    I really like Quantum::Entanglement, and have had great fun with it in some spare time projects, but as far as I can understand, these modules are so complex that they should not really be trusted for production code. I have been told as much on other occasions, at least, and the Bugs section in the Quantum::Superpositions POD is not very assuring ...

    There are undoubtedly serious bugs lurking somewhere in code this funky :-) Bug reports and other feedback are most welcome.

    But any! And all!

    *sighs*

    pernod
    --
    Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.

      There are times when Q::S is really useful.
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by pingo (Hermit) on Oct 19, 2004 at 13:48 UTC
    Acme::JavaTrace is a bit interesting, but much like Java, I'd rather not use it. ;-)
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by Zed_Lopez (Chaplain) on Oct 19, 2004 at 14:13 UTC
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by jacques (Priest) on Oct 19, 2004 at 15:40 UTC
    Everyone seems to forget Acme::Bushisms

    Maybe not fascinating, but certainly funny.

      Not I says the author of Acme::MJD and Acme::DeepThoughts :D

      MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
      I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
      ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by Pug (Monk) on Oct 20, 2004 at 01:53 UTC
    I personally like Bone::Easy.
    Its idea of a pickup line is very insteresting...
    Not that I would *think* of using them. *inn*

    --
    Pug
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by teabag (Pilgrim) on Oct 21, 2004 at 08:53 UTC
    hmmmm, I really cracked up after discovering Date::Pregnancy.

    Ofcourse you could just use Contraception;
    hehe,
    teabag

    -- General Sig
    Sure there's more than one way, but one just needs one anyway - Teabag
Re: Most fascinating but *not really* useful modules
by t'mo (Pilgrim) on Oct 21, 2004 at 14:43 UTC

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