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RIP PPT

by belg4mit (Prior)
on Apr 15, 2004 at 02:06 UTC ( #345282=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

So it seems O'Reilly finally got around to axeing the hidden gem on their website, Perl Power Tools, I discovered as I was about to give a stock reply to grepp -- Perl version of grep. Worse still, the SourceForge project is empty, and I've never been able to get a reply from the maintainers all these years... So, does anybody have a recent copy of the kit? Would it be worth adding these to CUfP or Catacombs? It seems like the least that should be done is to par it up and add it to the CPAN scripts section (as I did with bcrond, which has the same problem of being multiple files while CPAN currently only allows single file scripts). Other thoughts?

PS> Fortunately it seems the Internet Archive might have something...

UPDATE: cwest has taken notice and plans to have something up RSN

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Re: RIP PPT
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Apr 15, 2004 at 08:36 UTC
    I'm not so sure you should blame O'Reilly. perl.com isn't O'Reilly's domain - it belongs to Tom Christiansen, and he used it as his personal, perl-related, website before he let O'Reilly use perl.com. However, Tom got to use language.perl.com to store (parts) of the original perl.com website, including PPT, a project started by Tom. If you now go to language.perl.com, it still says "by Tom Christiansen".

    Abigail

      I only link to http://language.perl.com/ppt/ because it's easy to remember. For sometime that redirected you to http://www.perl.com/language/ppt/

      --
      I'm not belgian but I play one on TV.

Re: RIP PPT
by The Mad Hatter (Priest) on Apr 15, 2004 at 02:32 UTC

    The IA has a copy of the gzipped tarball...

    The files in it all seem to have a timestamp of early 1999.

Re: RIP PPT
by simonm (Vicar) on Apr 15, 2004 at 15:39 UTC
    There's a PPT bundle on CPAN already: Bundle::PPT.

    It dates from 2001, and I'm not sure if it's totally complete, but it looks like it's got all or most of the scripts, although it's missing the regression tests...

    For example, here's their grep implementation.

Re: RIP PPT
by brian_d_foy (Abbot) on Dec 20, 2014 at 10:54 UTC

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