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  • So how are Modern Perl and Enlightened Perl different from the other similar initiatives?

    PBP was the first real step in the direction of "modernizing" Perl. It was a book that showed people that Perl isn't a toy, and isn't a "write-only" language. (Unfortunately some of the advice in the book was just wrong, like using Class::Std. What?)

    (I have never heard of Perl Enterprise Edition, and I am no marketing expert, but somehow I don't think "pee" is the way to make Perl popular again. Although it would pa

    • > Use DBIx::Class to talk to your database.

      Ugh. Endless tedious faffing with objects when plain old SQL (plus something snappy to use it with like DBIx::Simple) works perfectly well. If that's a "best practice", I guess I'm happy not being the best.

      • A lot of folks out there are looking for an ORM. If they're not, hopefully they already know about DBI and don't need help from EPO on that one ;)

        For those folks looking for an ORM, having some standard somewhere say "use this one" isn't a bad thing.

        And note that I say this as the author of a competing ORM ;)