What did I discover? Dan Urist (the author) has put a *helluva* lot of effort into this module, especially considering that 'ps' just doesn't do that much (on the frontend, I mean). Much more effort than I originally thought. To be honest, I thought he was just parsing output using strictly Perl! There are a bunch of C source and header files, 2 each for 11 different platforms it looks like, plus the
Hopefully, I'll be able to borrow a lot from his source code. I also now remember that his module requires Storable and File::Find, though I can't remember why now.
Thank you Dan Urist!