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Re: Re: Life beyond CGI and DBI

by etcshadow (Priest)
on Oct 09, 2003 at 16:00 UTC ( #297959=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Life beyond CGI and DBI
in thread Life beyond CGI and DBI

Well, this (and some of the other comments in here) raise an interesting point... is, well, sort of hard to use. There are hundreds of useless or duplicative modules cluttering up CPAN searches. People never know where to start. It's almost become a matter of arcane knowledge what perl modules are good to use. I mean... how often on this site do you find questions like "between modules X, Y, and Z (which all do basically the same thing), which one is best / compare and contrast" only to have answers like "Oh, you haven't heard of module P or Q? They do that, too".

I guess what I'm getting at is: has anyone considered putting together a sort of meta-index of CPAN modules? What's actually a useful module? If I'm building X class of application, what are a few modules I should seriously investigate using? That sort of thing.

Are there already such sites? If so, where? (Hmmm... maybe I should have just posted this to meditations.)

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Re: Re: Re: Life beyond CGI and DBI
by markguy (Scribe) on Oct 09, 2003 at 20:32 UTC

    Something along those lines can be found here. It's beta, but seems useful or interesting from my limited usage. Watch out for folks venting their personal religious views, instead of actually giving a critique of the module.

Re: Re: Re: Life beyond CGI and DBI
by bakunin (Scribe) on Oct 09, 2003 at 22:16 UTC
    Good points! Both you and the OP might consider digging up There are reviews and tutorials for the selective CPAN modules. is the place I first found out about Class::DBI. It was love at first sight. :))))

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