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Favourite modules of 2006

by ghenry (Vicar)
on Jun 21, 2005 at 14:27 UTC ( #468685=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Dear master Monks,

As per brian_d_foy's suggestion, I have changed the nodes title.

So, what do people want their favorite module to be in the next year?

I have been reading Favourite modules March 2002 and Favourite modules April 2003 by Juerd, and was wondering how, if at all, that these top ten have changed for people in two years?

(not counting pragmata, strict and such - as per Juerd's original post)

Gavin

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Re: Favourite modules June 2005
by Corion (Pope) on Jun 21, 2005 at 14:30 UTC

      What!?!

      That's what the "next" button is for in "search". I do apologise Juerd and everyone else concerned.

      Doh!

      Walking the road to enlightenment... I found a penguin and a camel on the way.....
      Fancy a yourname@perl.me.uk? Just ask!!!
Re: Favourite modules June 2005
by Juerd (Abbot) on Jun 21, 2005 at 16:14 UTC

    Heh, I already had a 2005 edition. These are always nice threads, but I think it's better to have a year in between than to ask again after only a few months.

    Thanks for liking the threads though :)

    Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

Re: Favourite modules June 2005
by brian_d_foy (Abbot) on Jun 21, 2005 at 17:29 UTC

    Since we've already done the favorite modules thing for this year, maybe you can change your query to "Favorite Modules of 2006" to find out what people want their favorite module to be in the next year. :)

    Personally, I'd like some SOAP and XML modules with interfaces that don't require a lot of typing. :)

    --
    brian d foy <brian@stonehenge.com>
      Preferably with something WDSL-ish that makes Perl look good to .NET and Java colleagues.

      /J

        hear-hear!
Re: Favourite modules of 2006
by cees (Curate) on Jun 21, 2005 at 21:42 UTC

    I am still waiting for Acme::Client::MindControl to come along. Specifically I need Acme::Client::MindControl->read to figure out what they really want and can't seem to put into words, and Acme::Client::MindControl->write so I can convince them of what they really want.

    And lastly, I know this might be asking too much, but I'd like Acme::Client::MindControl->release(endorphin => $amount) so that they will be happy with whatever I end up building for them.

      I think the cruicial code would be something like this:

      @needs = Acme::Client::MindControl->needs; @wants = Acme::Client::MindControl->wants; map {@needs} @wants; Acme::Client::MindControl->write(@wants);

Re: Favourite modules of 2006
by Courage (Parson) on Jun 22, 2005 at 05:27 UTC
Re: Favourite modules of 2006
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jun 22, 2005 at 08:42 UTC

    My decision is not very difficult, as I didn't use much modules. Out of those, I chose those that solved exactly what my problem was. Other modules I don't list here might also be very good, it's just that they do something else than my task. The main point in evaluating them is whether I like the interface of the module or not, many modules I used are not here because they failed this criterium.

    Thus, here are my favourites:

    1. File::Temp
    2. XML::Twig
    3. LWP
    4. Getopt::Long
Re: Favourite modules of 2006
by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Jun 22, 2005 at 13:48 UTC
    I hope PPI will have become a favorite module of mine in six months.

    Also, hopefully I've written something using Catalyst and ended up pleased with the result.

    A contender in the small-utility-module category is IO::String which saves the day when dealing with modules which have a scalar-challenged interface and only accepts file handles for input/output.

    /J

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