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Re: Drawing a table

by tomhukins (Curate)
on Jun 29, 2005 at 09:41 UTC ( #470944=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Drawing a table

I often use Template::Toolkit for this type of problem.

You may find it overkill to include such a large module with several dependencies if you're only writing a small script that you want to distribute widely. If I write something for personal or proprietary commercial use, I know that any system I use will already have TT installed.

For outputting a text table, see Template::Plugin::Filter's format method, and maybe the length virtual method if you want to resize the table according to the text displayed, or the truncate filter if you don't.

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[stevieb]: I really dislike how perlbrew doesn't list your version of perl if a newer minor version bump has happened. eg: I use 5.24.1, but 5.24.2 is available, hiding my 5.24.1. I may look at this, as I made it display correctly in berrybrew in cases like this
[stevieb]: choroba just gleaned your post about Module::Starter. I use it too, pretty much for every dist I write
[LanX]: I remeber M::S (it was dialog driven?) to be buggy
[stevieb]: As far as Dist::Zilla goes, I don't like installing that other than on systems my test platorm runs on. I find it too heavy. I prefer being able to glean a Makefile.PL
[LanX]: what's frustrating me is that a distribution has lots of dupplicated info
[stevieb]: LanX I don't know if it's dialog driven; I just use it in the simplest of terms (just run module-starter at the CLI, and the very last couple of lines are how I use it.

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