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Re^2: Perl projects for Me.

by aartist (Scribe)
on Dec 09, 2011 at 13:07 UTC ( #942650=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl projects for Me.
in thread Perl projects for Me.

What are some useful uncharted territories on CPAN?


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Re^3: Perl projects for Me.
by marto (Chancellor) on Dec 09, 2011 at 13:10 UTC

    This is IMHO the wrong approach. Why not develop something that you think is "cool" or important? IIRC sourceforge has a facility for matching up developers with projects in need of their skills.

Re^3: Perl projects for Me.
by JavaFan (Canon) on Dec 09, 2011 at 13:28 UTC
    There no C compiler written in Perl. There's no Perl compiler written in Perl. There's no OS written in Perl. I don't think there's a ray tracer written in Perl. In general, there's a lack of finished applications/utilities on CPAN - we're great in creating building blocks (modules), but we don't show much proof of eating our own dog food (applications).

      In general, there's a lack of finished applications/utilities on CPAN

      Actually, quite a few CPAN modules have complete examples in their documentation and or their tarballs. Let's pick one at random from my field of expertise. Webservers. Like HTTP::Daemon. You'll find this example in the POD:

      use HTTP::Daemon; use HTTP::Status; my $d = HTTP::Daemon->new || die; print "Please contact me at: <URL:", $d->url, ">\n"; while (my $c = $d->accept) { while (my $r = $c->get_request) { if ($r->method eq 'GET' and $r->uri->path eq "/xyzzy") { # remember, this is *not* recommended practice :-) $c->send_file_response("/etc/passwd"); } else { $c->send_error(RC_FORBIDDEN) } } $c->close; undef($c); }

      On second thought, i guess you are right, after all. The example given might be a tad insecure, doesn't handle even basic HTTP headers and might be a bit prone to denial of service attacks.

      Ok, ok, i give up. I completly agree with you. More complete examples and working products would be a very nice thing indeed!

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