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  • So how are Modern Perl and Enlightened Perl different from the other similar initiatives?

    PBP was the first real step in the direction of "modernizing" Perl. It was a book that showed people that Perl isn't a toy, and isn't a "write-only" language. (Unfortunately some of the advice in the book was just wrong, like using Class::Std. What?)

    (I have never heard of Perl Enterprise Edition, and I am no marketing expert, but somehow I don't think "pee" is the way to make Perl popular again. Although it would pa

    • > Use DBIx::Class to talk to your database.

      Ugh. Endless tedious faffing with objects when plain old SQL (plus something snappy to use it with like DBIx::Simple) works perfectly well. If that's a "best practice", I guess I'm happy not being the best.

      • A lot of folks out there are looking for an ORM. If they're not, hopefully they already know about DBI and don't need help from EPO on that one ;)

        For those folks looking for an ORM, having some standard somewhere say "use this one" isn't a bad thing.

        And note that I say this as the author of a competing ORM ;)

      • ORMs give you nice abstraction that can be used to base other generic libraries - like generic html form handlers or records browsers or full CRUD frameworks. Without it it you don't have the meta information about the rows and columns and you need to fiddle with all the SQL variants.
      • Yeah, let's pretend that your minority opinion is relevant in some way.