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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • For Perl, a large part of this means being aware of what's on CPAN, and knowing how to use it to solve problems.

    That was much easier five years ago. By that criteria, I have a difficult time considering myself a Perl expert; it's awfully difficult to stay up to date on the best CPAN modules when there are so many new ones every week.

    • I've found that subscribing to the recent uploads [cpan.org] RSS feed helps with that. It makes it pretty easy to keep up to date with new releases of modules that you might already be using, and can be an entertaining 5 or 10 minute diversion when someone uploads something new and useful. That's just enough exposure so that, when 3 months down the line someone says "I need a program to do X" I remember that I've seen Foo::X go past on CPAN.