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barbie (2653)

barbie
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http://barbie.missbarbell.co.uk/

Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.

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Journal of barbie (2653)

Friday September 12, 2003
12:59 PM

Phrasebooks

[ #14675 ]
I like Class::Phrasebook, but yesterday discovered a major flaw in my liking for it. It uses XML. Now in and of itself, that isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it needs expat to work. For my own stuff that's fine. However, on the distribution I was creating for work this became a stumbling block yesterday. Installing loads of new apps wasn't seen as a good thing, quite rightly too.

I've now rewritten a very basic C::P into a Phrasebook module that works on .ini files, via another favourite module Config::IniFiles. It works, but it doesn't have anywhere near the support for debugging, etc that C::P gives you. It crossed my mind whether it would be worth expanding the module to more or less support everything that C::P (debugging, whitespacing, etc) does and release to CPAN. I then had to wonder what to call it. Class::Phrasebook::Ini might make people think it relies on C::P, which it doesn't. But Config::IniFiles::Phrasebook might be an idea.

I should really get approval from the boss first, seeing as I wrote it for and at work, but I'm sure it won't be a problem. It's nice to think of a useful module for a change.

Thought for the month. Have you noticed more Games:: modules appearing? I'm guilty too, but it made me wonder is Games:: the new Acme::?

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