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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • PDF::API2 is an awesome tool. It has a nicer API than my implementation, CAM::PDF [cpan.org], although we are focused on slightly different problem spaces (mine has almost no support for content creation). I'm believe that PDF::API2's support for PDF encryption was inspired by my implementation -- Alfred and I swapped email on the topic a while back. The last time I checked (like 2 years ago), my implementation was faster at parsing documents and doing simple operations like merging two PDFs. However, since switching employers I have not been maintaining my distribution very thoroughly.
    • Cheers Chris, I'll remember to try CAM::PDF as well next time, speed hasn't been an issue yet, but one day it may well :)