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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • FWIW, from Date/Manip.pod:

    The downside is that Date::Manip is slow, especially when compared to several of the other Date/Time modules which are written in C. Although I am working on making Date::Manip faster, it will never be as fast as these modules. And before anyone asks, Date::Manip will never be translated to C (at least by me). I write C because I have to. I write perl because I like to. Date::Manip is something I do because it interests me, not something I'm paid for. Yes, Date::Manip is

  • A design for something identical to this module was etched in red on my whiteboard for the first six months of 2000. (After Dec. 31, 1999 when I fixed a bunch of contract code that was supposed to have been reviewed, and then spent Jan. 3 reviewing it and thinking. Am I the only person who actually read the docs to localtime() the first time he used it?) Of course, I had no time to actually implement the thing. Then one day Time::Object appeared. I was amazed; it was as if Matt had read my mind. (And

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