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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I don't seem to be able to read it off your site. Do I have to wait for the mag?
    • Maybe you missed this:
      [Content embargoed until 00:00:00 01-Aug-2004 per publisher's agreement.]
      It means exactly that. After that date, you'll be able to read it on my site. Before that, yes, you'll have to get the original publication somewhere. Sorry, that's the rules.
      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
  • This module does look great. Fantastic docs, plenty of tests and zero interface bloat! Thanks for the pointer.


  • It seems mostly pointless to me. Performance won't be able to match that of C-based dbm systems + Storable. It may be a good option for people who have a VERY narrow and VERY deep data structure they want to store, but that isn't very common. It still has the same problems with TIE that MLDBM does, i.e. second-level data updates do not trigger the TIE methods.
    • I take back the part about second-level updates: it handles these by TIE-ing the inner data as well. I guess this means it only works for standard Perl structures though, and can't store objects.