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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Curses! (Score:2, Insightful)

    I personally would love to see thorough coverage of using Curses with Perl, or, heck, even outside of Perl. I do everything that I possibly can from a shell, and Curses-based interfaces, when done well, make my life much easier.

    Also, I hope there is a section on command line interfaces, and how to do them well. I'm trying to do my part in making them easier to write (e.g., my Shell::Base [cpan.org] module) but they're still pretty hard...

    --
    (darren)
    • by gnat (29) on 2003.01.31 1:05 (#16573) Journal
      Have you seen the first edition? Recipe 15.12 ("Managing the Screen") gives an introduction to Curses. If you can suggest other specific recipes you'd like to see, I'll be happy to put them in.

      Similarly for commandline interfaces, what recipes do you want to see that aren't there yet? What problems are you facing that you want to have solved by a recipe?

      --Nat

      • Have you seen the first edition?

        Of course I have! :) Unfortunately, my copy was out on loan yesterday.

        Recipe 15.12 ("Managing the Screen") gives an introduction to Curses. If you can suggest other specific recipes you'd like to see, I'll be happy to put them in.

        And it's a good introduction, but given time restraints and the Cookbook format, it's pretty short. The pieces of Curses that I think could do with better recipes include things like using multiple windows; the form, panel, and menu libraries;

        --
        (darren)