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Perl by Example, Fourth Edition by Ellie Quigley

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Chapter 12. Modularize It, Package It, and Send It to the Library!

Modularize It, Package It, and Send It to the Library!

Packages and Modules

Before Getting Started

In the following sections, we discuss packages and modules found in the standard Perl library and how to use them. Many of today’s modules use an object-oriented approach to programming, discussed in Chapter 14, which will include terms such as classes, objects, and methods. This chapter will focus on function-oriented modules and libraries and how to use and create them. We will also show you how to get modules from CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, but will go into more detail on installing and using CPAN modules in Chapters ...

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