parser has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello fellow Monks,

After a few hours of reading on CPAN and few few (mis)trials with various modules I am reduced to making inquiry - which is the superior module for reading DBF files?

I have come into posession of a few very large DBF files and I need to accurately read and munge the contents. I have no need to read indices nor to write to DBF files. The ability to query for field name and type is valuable as is at least rudimentary error handling.