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pjf (2464)

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I run Perl Training Australia [].

I help with Melbourne Perl Mongers.

I spend an awful lot of time talking about Perl, and have had my picture in the Australian newspapers with a camel. That's rather scary.

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Thursday June 29, 2006
11:54 PM

system() made simple; web standards group

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system() made simple
In preparation for an upcoming tutorial I'm presenting on using Perl for system administration, I'm looking at ways to make system() more simple to use. Presently most developers have to go to quite a bit of work to check any command ran with system was successful, or worse yet they don't check at all.

The discussions regarding this matter can be found on the modules list, and on PerlMonks. I'm presently seeking as much feedback as possible, on the API, on names, and on ideas.

My overall goal is to make the easiest choice also the most correct choice for the vast majority of cases. That means easy not only easy to write, but also easy for a developer to learn and comprehend.

brian d foy has already provided feedback on possible names via the modules list. As much as it made me laugh, IPC::JFDI is probably going to be non-obvious to much of my target audience. ;)

Feedback via the PerlMonks node is preferable.

Web Standards Group
Melbourne has a Web Standards Group, and they have cool people, and free food! Best of all, last night they even let me present to them, and laughed at my jokes. I'm really amazed that I've been ignorant of their existence for so long.

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