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  • When I had the need for that, I used IPC::Run. It has a few weirdnesses in the API, though, I'm not sure if you'd like it.
    • I saw it when it was first released and got really excited. The API just doesn’t feel natural, though. It’s almost purely function-based, has this pumping concept which is an obvious use case cast into a weird API shape, and its use of strings as faux operators is at once too much and too little syntactic sugar: because it deals in strings, it requires a lot of noise characters and leaves the user responsible to account for the lack of operator precedence. So the clarity advantage of special syntax is nullified, while also passing on the explicitness advantage of more verbose identifiers.

      In summary, ugh.

      Honestly, I’m not trying to be a curmudgeon. :-( I really wanted to like at least one of the existing modules.