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Perl: Module: What is a module?

Dec 27th, 2004 14:44
Knud van Eeden,


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--- Knud van Eeden --- 27 December 2004 - 11:52 pm -------------------
Perl: Module: What is a module?
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Perl modules are reusable pieces of software.
(which are added into Perl, similar to a plug in, to extend and enhance
its functionality)
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There are currently a lot of different modules
available now, from mathematical, physics, graphics to network modules.
The DBI modules are a set of modules for Perl that allow you to
interact with databases
(like DB2, MySql, Microsoft SQL server, Sybase, Oracle, Microsoft 
Access,
 Interbase, Firebird, Postgress, ...)
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This modules are defined in library files ending in
 .pm
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The main source for this modules for you to download
is the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN)
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Here an overview of some of the modules categories:
[Internet: source: http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-category/]
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Index of /modules/by-category
 Name                    Last modified       Size  Description
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 Parent Directory        15-Dec-2004 07:27      -
 02_Perl_Core_Modules/   28-Sep-2004 13:07      -
 03_Development_Support/ 29-Nov-2004 12:54      -
 04_Operating_System_..> 21-Nov-2004 15:49      -
 05_Networking_Device..> 01-Oct-2004 05:24      -
 06_Data_Type_Utilities/ 17-Sep-2004 19:20      -
 07_Database_Interfaces/ 08-Nov-2004 12:12      -
 08_User_Interfaces/     17-Sep-2004 01:09      -
 09_Language_Interfaces/ 22-Apr-2004 17:56      -
 10_File_Names_System..> 22-Sep-2002 04:24      -
 11_String_Lang_Text_..> 17-Dec-2004 23:12      -
 12_Opt_Arg_Param_Proc/  05-Oct-2004 12:08      -
 13_Internationalizat..> 13-Jun-2003 05:14      -
 14_Security_and_Encr..> 31-May-2003 13:14      -
 15_World_Wide_Web_HT..> 29-Nov-2004 19:11      -
 16_Server_and_Daemon..> 20-Mar-2003 16:42      -
 17_Archiving_and_Com..> 08-Apr-2001 17:08      -
 18_Images_Pixmaps_Bi..> 14-Apr-2003 11:13      -
 19_Mail_and_Usenet_N..> 27-Nov-2004 23:09      -
 20_Control_Flow_Util..> 26-Nov-2004 19:10      -
 21_File_Handle_Input..> 06-Jun-2002 04:42      -
 22_Microsoft_Windows..> 30-Dec-1997 15:49      -
 23_Miscellaneous_Mod..> 06-Dec-2004 19:54      -
 24_Commercial_Softwa..> 23-Dec-2004 01:56      -
 98_testing_how_a_ver..> 02-Nov-2004 03:51      -
 99_Not_Yet_In_Module..> 23-Nov-2004 09:52      -
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Internet: see also:
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Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) ('Perl modules'->'category'->
http://www.cpan.org
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