This is from a question on comp.lang.perl in the thread: 'Learning by Example'
There's a thread I was pointed to in the CB that goes into this: What CPAN modules are "good reads"?. However it's from 2005 and I wonder if members still feel the same way about some of the advice given and/or are there any modules they would recommend?
I'll offer myself as an example. I'm pretty new to Perl and have just really started examining/working with modules. On my home node I have about a dozen listed. Currently the ones I'm studying and creating examples of in are CGI, Text::Template and Time::Piece. My feeling is that if you're going to learn from code it should be for something that addresses a goal you have. (Seems pretty obvious but, still worth mentioning) Now, as far as I know I think these are good modules to use and learn from but that's based on a few recommednations that I can't even remember now.
So I guess the question again is: What are good modules to learn from? AND How, as someone learning Perl, should one judge whether or not a module is good to use and learn from it's code?
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