Shuck & Awe #2: Hunting for Perl
[yanick@enkidu shuck]$ tail -f news | perl -nE'say if /interesting/'
Huzzah! Itâs official, Perl 5.12 is out! If you havenât already, check out the changelog! As one might expect, this little piece of news made its way on several blogs, both internal and external to the Perl community.
Module authors, there are some other changes at the horizon for your modulesâ META files as well. David Golden announced the release of version 2 of the CPAN META Spec. One of the biggest changes is the adoption of JSON (over YAML) as the preferred serialization format.
Plabo Marin-Garcias wrote about how to manage multiple local perl installations using perlbrew. If, for whatever reason, you have to juggle with more than one perl installation on the same machine App::perlbrew, written by Gugod, this might be a (gu)godsend that will make you sing hosannas for months to comeâ¦
In a nice little success story, chromatic tells us how Dist::Zilla, Github and Gitpan are helping to alleviate the complexity of distribution maintenance, turning what many consider a chore intoâ¦ well, okay, still a chore, but at least a well-oiled, smoother one.
Sawyer X got fed-up of manually hunting for module versionsand created Module::Version to take care of the deed. Turned out he wasnât the first to have that itch â in the comments people also recommended Module::Which and V.
On the microscopic side of things, garu shared a few shell aliases that will make your one-liner even tinier.
[yanick@enkidu shuck]$ perl -E'sleep 2 * 7 * 24 * 60 * 60 # see ya in 2 weeks!'