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Recent Articles

Pro: What is the status of the current test script?

The other day I looked at the tests of the Expect module, and was surprised to see that it was still using the old-style, home-brewed testing system. Something like the one we used when we introduced test automation. I wanted to convert it to use Test::More, but in addition to an ok() function, this home-made system had a unique functionality.

At the end of the script it printed a message something along the line "Don't worry if a test fails, this can happen.", but it only printed if any of the ok() functions of the test script failed.

I wanted to preserve this functionality.

What is the status of the current test script?

Pro: Logging in modules with Log4perl the easy way

In the previous article we saw how we can get started logging with Log::Log4perl in a script. This time we'll see the example extended to a module.

Logging in modules with Log4perl the easy way

The 11 Most useful Perl sites

It must be the age, or the lack of frequent use of some of the sites, but I keep forgetting some URLs.

I think I'd better collect here a bunch of URLs that are important for my use of Perl.

Some of them I use daily and thus I don't really need to remind myself, but can be useful for others to have. Some others are heavily linked from MetaCPAN and that's how I get to them.

And then there are a few that I rarely use, but when I need them it would be handy to have them in one place.

The 11 Most useful Perl sites

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