Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
P is for Practical

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

My Favourite Modules in use for April 2003

  1. XML::XPath - XPath expressions rock da house for extracting stuff
  2. WWW::Mechanize - Since I do webscraping a lot
  3. CGI::Wiki - Since I use it for my wiki

My Favourite Modules not in use for April 2003

  1. File::Find::Rule - I recommend it wherever I can, but haven't used it myself yet. But I like the API.
  2. dotdotdot - the yadda yadda yadda operator makes for nice, compiling examples, and still prevents the user from blindly running the example without changing the minor nits.
  3. P6P5 by xmath - Perl 6 rules rule !

My least favourite module currently in use for April 2003

  1. HTML::Tidy - it's got no documentation, it's got a horrible interface from Perl, is written in C++ and (under Linux) it has a LOT of underdocumented dependencies that can't be installed through my package managers (apt-get resp. CPAN). This is the first module where installation under Windows was easier than under Linux. Watch out for HTML::Tidy::Simple, a wrapper that will try to user HTML::Tidy and, if its not there, shell out to the tidy program (which is what I now use under Linux).
    ptidy sourceforge page (0 released files)
    tidylib Perl bindings (got this to work)

Update: Added links to HTML::Tidy

perl -MHTTP::Daemon -MHTTP::Response -MLWP::Simple -e ' ; # The $d = new HTTP::Daemon and fork and getprint $d->url and exit;#spider ($c = $d->accept())->get_request(); $c->send_response( new #in the HTTP::Response(200,$_,$_,qq(Just another Perl hacker\n))); ' # web

In reply to Re: Favourite modules April 2003 by Corion
in thread Favourite modules April 2003 by Juerd

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2021-05-11 05:43 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      Perl 7 will be out ...

      Results (113 votes). Check out past polls.