Hippo's Law of Perl
Modules I should investigate
- Proc::Daemon (recommended by Arunbear)
- File::Map for slurping etc. although this has rather been superceded by Path::Tiny
- PDL for scientific computation (recommended by zentara).
- Memoize for boosting speed at expense of memory
- Module::ScanDeps for dependency trawling
- Syntax::Construct for feature enablement
- XML::Twig for parsing (widely recommended in these halls)
- Encoding::FixLatin for borked encodings
- Data::Validate::Domain does what you'd think
- rperl looks interesting too
- MCE for parallelisation
- Recommended Reading
- length() miscounting UTF8 characters?
- Re: Migrating from Perl to other language? Why would someone do that?
- grep with looped tests
- $class = ref($class) if ref($class) Redux
- eval, DESTROY, die and $@ - educational couple of hours
- How's your Perl?
- "Default" method
- RFC: Bi-directional multi-client non-blocking TCP server/client
- Net::SMTP::SSL connect failure
- Small examples of string eval
- Performance comparison Apache/FastCGI/Plack vs Apache/FCGI vs Plack standalone vs Apache/mod_perl (was "New version of Mod_perl")
- Data-driven Programming: fun with Perl, JSON, YAML, XML...
- Re: Simple UDP example anyone?
- Writing Solid CPAN Modules
- diff-servers.pl - Diff directory trees across machines
- Re^2: Secure Perl Coding Standards
- Re: Code cleanup; how best to deal with: defined(%hash) is deprecated at... (defined--)
- The 10**21 Problem (Part I)
- Things are not what they seem like.
- Coverage History
- Perl Development Tools
- developing in vim and tmux
- No Hard Tabs in Code (which is a lot less scorched than you might think)
- Re^3: Cron Jobs That Run For Too Long
- Re^5: Improve readability of Perl code. Naming reference variables.
- Re: perl one liner to replace matching string (updated) emulating -i
- WebPerlizator - automating WebPerl (by haukex) page creation
- Re^2: Perl Mapping (GIS) with OSM tiles
- Re: Creating a tarball [SOLUTION]
- Re: what are some of the most powerful, complex, one-liners?
- Termux for all your Perl-needs on Android
- Mini-Tutorial: Formats for Packing and Unpacking Numbers
How not to ask a question
There is plenty of excellent advice freely available for How (Not) To Ask A Question. Still we see shining examples of the art as selected here:
Note that any question whose entire explanation of the problem is a variation of "It doesn't work" will be downvoted by me as being really rather useless.
The monastery welcomes those with difficult mental conditions including our clearly troubled brother finddata/perlanswers/test1234/gpssana/chellasama/gopikavi. We hope he makes a full and swift recovery and learns the value of an SSCCE.
Think back to when you were 6 or 7 and you may have received a set of coloured pens/pencils/crayons/chalks as a gift. On first opening you try all of them as is natural. Over time you realise that your works of art benefit from slightly more restricted palettes such that nuance is introduced and composition skill allows the subject of the work to shine through. But some kids never get past the all-the-colours-all-the-time stage. Even today. Don't be like them. Choose nuance.
There is an operating system so tortuously bad that I refuse point blank to have anything to do with it. Can you guess which one it is? Here is a new list (as at 2018) of just a very small selection of reasons to avoid this monstrosity.
- It doesn't have an SSH client
- The bundled spreadsheet can't even import CSV properly
- There is an invisible alias to some directories (Thanks to Discipulus for the pointer)
- Its filesystem is case-insensitive ... except for user-definable arbitrary areas where it isn't
- The pathnames are practically impossible to normalise
- ... more to follow