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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I always feel like I'm having to learn the history to understand why things are the way they are in the world of Perl (particularly, in the CPAN and lots of old core modules.) Perhaps a modern book can attempt to bypass this history lesson while also focussing on modern methods?

    But how do you cover objects? Would you use Moose?

    • Perhaps a modern book can attempt to bypass this history lesson while also focussing on modern methods?

      Exactly. It can explain just enough theory to help the reason for the design decision explain the syntax and design, but avoid the "In yon blessid days of the 20th centuree...." which plagues much of the Perl core.

      But how do you cover objects? Would you use Moose?

      bless has to make an appearance (at least to explain what legacy code does), but I think Mouse [cpan.org] is close enough to the 80% of Moose that eve