Perl Modules: some notes
thisisnotapipe at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 3 13:12:59 PST 2006
this is a note on the Perl Modules page (which has no
Wiki link I can find).
Last updated on 2006-06-21 11:26:07 -0500
The notes on 'Finance-Quote' say that the non-OOPy interface is
'depreciated'. I'd be prepared to offer a discount on it, but
I think that 'deprecated' was meant.
A remark on Business-ISBN-1.82 says that many of the tests require
LWP::Simple. This is merely part of LWP, not a separate module
(this is perhaps worth making clearer).
It's perhaps also worth pointing out that the modules listed include
both Digest-SHA and Digest-SHA1, and that they are NOT the same!
The following comments mostly record changes in the latest stable
release. Some are a bit more difficult than that, though.
Algorithm-Diff-1.1901 NOW 1.1902
Archive-Tar-1.29 NOW 1.30
Compress-Zlib-1.41 NOW 2.001
I had some trouble downloading the source archive from the cpan.org
but succeeded eventually.
There is no 'config.in' file in this new version to patch: the README
implies that it uses the system installed libz by default (since it
will gag on a sufficiently old version), so the original reason for
the 'sed' script seems to have vanished.
Digest-SHA-5.41 NOW 5.44
Finance-Quote-1.11 NOW 1.12
HTML-Element-Extended-1.14 NOW 1.17
The original URL
is dead. However,
The 'readme' offers no suggestion that this is not a new stable release.
CPAN search has real trouble with this one! Although it's the interesting
part of the name of the source archive, it's not the name of a module
as such, and isn't indexed, although the index *page* for the modules
*is* named after the archive. I've sent a note to the e-mail address
for cpansearch queries asking what might be done about this.
HTML-Parser-3.54 NOW 3.55
HTML-Tree-3.1901 NOW 3.21
HTML::TableExtract-2.07 NOW 2.10
Module-Build-0.2801 NOW 0.2805
Module-CoreList-2.04 NOW 2.09
Module::Signature-0.54 NOW 0.55
Net-DNS-0.57 NOW 0.59
Net-IP-1.24 NOW 1.25
PAR-Dist-0.09 NOW 0.21 (busy chaps!)
Pod-Coverage-0.17 NOW 0.18
CPAN search finds this as "SGMLS" (NOT as "SGMLSpm").
The original URL
is still valid: it doesn't seem to have been updated since 1995.
Test-Base-0.50 NOW 0.52
Confusing, this: it's listed in CPAN as merely a part of
Test-Simple (which apparently hasn't reached 1.01), not a
separate module. Has it been assimilated into the new
version of Test-Simple (q.v.)?
Test::Pod-1.24 NOW 1.26
Test::Pod::Coverage-1.06 NOW 1.08
Test::Simple-0.62 NOW 0.64
version-0.63 NOW 0.68
YAML-0.58 NOW 0.62
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