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The Domain of Perl

by samizdat (Vicar)
on May 26, 2005 at 13:52 UTC ( #460687=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I was sitting here waiting for a long parsing program to run, and I happened to start thinking of the many parts of Perl that I don't know much about.

Not only are there tons of CPAN modules I've never touched, but there are many chunks of the main language that I've never put my time to mastering.

I watch the chatter and question streams on PM and each day I see many more new ideas than I've been working on. Tie'ing 25M files to arrays... hmmm. Neat!

Anyway, to keep this meditation from sounding like I'm on meds, let me just say that I'm grateful for all there is to add to my crude little subset of Perl, and how that's going to expand the range of things I can accomplish, and I'm going to enjoy the ride thoroughly! :D

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Re: The Domain of Perl
by pfaut (Priest) on May 26, 2005 at 19:42 UTC

    I've been programming with perl for about 10 years. I've created some fairly large programs and modules and feel I'm pretty proficient at the language. That said, it never ceases to amaze me that if I pick up the camel book and start browsing through it, I'll find something I've forgotten or never used before.

    90% of every Perl application is already written.
    dragonchild
Re: The Domain of Perl
by astroboy (Chaplain) on May 26, 2005 at 18:18 UTC
    One thing I like to do is click on the "Recent" link at search.cpan.org every couple of days to see if there are any new modules or module versions that could be useful. There's some amazing stuff out there, and I never fail to be impressed with what people come up with

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