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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I seems to me that Tim Allwine introduced me to that technique while I was at ORA. He's got some fancy-dan SQL skillz. Mad props!
  • I have been using that technique a while now. I've actually combined it with Autoload - for added pleasure.

    The result is so far is DBIx::Lazy [] (CVS []), which I'm using many a place.

    I feel that I still need to look through a lot of DBIx:: modules before considering adding it to CPAN.
    But you get the point. Anyway I like it! :)

  • I've been doing someting similar with our current project - we're interfacing to a web services client for data searches. Most of it is what I call "stereotyped" XML - the form doesn't really change, you just plug in different values and sections.

    The responses are also pretty stereotyped, so it's pretty easy to make up catalogs of XPath expressions to extract the data you really want. Development time dropped dramatically, and it's really simple to follow any changes made to the web service spec.