Writing About Perl

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 13:48:31 BST 2011

So there's three articles:

1. Mashups using CPAN modules
2. Modern perl, Moose, DBIC
3. Cool scaffold

On 23 Aug 2011, at 13:27, Smylers wrote:

> Pete Smith writes:
>> using distro packages (cpan probably frustrates newbies to perl if
>> installation / tests fail) ...
> I'd say the opposite, that cpanm is one of the major highlights of
> recent developments in Perl. Somebody who's previously been frustrated
> by installing Cpan modules can be impressed by how cpanm just works --
> and indeed by how easy it is to install cpanm in the first place.
> And given that many modules (or versions of modules) become popular
> faster than many users update their servers, suggesting people restrict
> themselves to whatever modules come with their distribution may not be
> helpful.
> For what it's worth, I have:
>  PERL_CPANM_OPT='--sudo --prompt'
> I think --sudo is definitely worth mentioning when introducing somebody
> to cpanm, since the casual user probably only has one Perl interpreter
> installed and wants modules to be system-wide.
> Smylers
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