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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The pro-DBI article mentions "Tangram" as another alternative.

    The syntax for DBIx::Recordset looks less fun than beating my brains out with a brick. I'd rather start with the code examples given in the pro-DBI article, wrap it in functions, and make my own library. Anything that returns globs instead of objects is not intuitive to me, and I still haven't figured out what all those exclamation points are for.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • I wouldn't characterize the "pro-DBI" article as being "con-DBIx::Recordset". Rather, I thought some of the claims of the first article were overstated. Then again, I prefer not to pull out the Big Stick of Abstraction +1 until I know I'm fighting something hairier than a sewer rat.

      Wow, that was almost quotable.

      • Yes, it's definitely not con-DBIx::Recordset. It states at the beginning, then end, and through the middle that DBIx::Recordset is a useful tool that can often serve a purpose. I didn't intend to imply it was anything else.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers