Just another perl hacker somewhere near Disneyland
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On another note, I wonder how much demand there would be for 4gl-like text report module in perl, with things like page headers and trailers, group headers and trailers, among other things. Back when I was first looking at perl formats, these were the things I was missing, and now I finally might be ready to code such a thing. Or is there something on CPAN I'm just not seeing yet?
Then again, a co-worker says I should just skip plain text reports and go straight to something more Crystal Reports-like, but I don't know where I'd start there (XML FO's? How to tell where to print page trailers w/variable fonts? etc).