PERL has been called the "Practical Extraction and Reporting Language" and the "Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister" among other things, though there is no official meaning for the acronym.
With the release of Perl 5, the powers of Perl exploded when the new feature of Perl modules was introduced. These modules are files written by people all over the world which implement interfaces and utilities that make Perl programming easier. We have tried to contribute to this pathological eclecticism by writing and making publicly available some of the Perl modules that we've written:
This module is used to convert numbers from their own internal representation into a form that is more readily accepted by human eyes. There are a variety of modes that it can use, from currency to bytes. Try the demo of this module, and if you like the results, download the module.
This module is an Open Source project on SourceForge.net (developers wanted!). To download it, you can visit the download page there. The module is also available via CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network).
Generates bar codes suitable for scanning using a standard bar code reader, using the Code 128 scheme. Public domain. Try the demo of this module, and if you like the results, download the module.
The module is available as an Open Source download from via CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network).
This module is used to convert numbers into words, such as "one hundred and ten", in several different languages and dialects. This is a work in progress, and may contain bugs or inaccuracies. No documentation is available at this time. A demo of this module is available on our Web site. We welcome any assistance you might like to offer in fixing bugs or adding support for languages that you speak.
This module is just an early draft from 1999. You can Download it here if you are interested in playing with it. Let us know if you are interested in helping develop this as an Open Source project.
- The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) is a worldwide network of archives of Perl code written by hundreds of authors.
- The Perl Mongers is an international network of Perl users groups dedicated to furthering Perl and its usage.
- Perl Monks is a place where people can get answers to Perl-related questions in a supportive atmosphere.
- The Perl Directory is a Perl portal site where you can find just about anything about Perl.
- The Perl Home Page, sponsored by O'Reilly & Associates, contains news and information about Perl.
- The Perl Journal is an online magazine for Perl programmers.
- Embed Perl programs into Apache Web servers using mod_perl for dramatic improvement in performance over CGI.
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