Appendix A. Standard Modules

These modules come standard with Perl. A plethora of other modules can be found on the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, CPAN. See Appendix B for a list of URLs.

perlmodlib.

perldoc module will provide the documentation for the named module.

Modules marked with an asterisk have submodules that have been omitted from the list.

AnyDBM_File

Provides a framework for multiple DBM files.

Attribute::Handlers*

Allows for a simpler definition of attribute handlers.

AutoLoader

Load functions only on demand.

AutoSplit

Split a package for autoloading.

B*

Implements byte compilation, a Perl to C translator, and other interesting things. To be used with the 0 package. See also the section Chapter 41.

Benchmark

Benchmarks running times of code.

ByteLoader

Loads byte compiler Perl code.

Carp*

Warns of errors.

CGI*

Provides Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Classes.

Class::ISA

Investigates the search path for a class’s IS-A tree.

Class::Struct

Declares struct-like data types as Perl classes.

Config

Provides access to Perl configuration information.

CPAN*

Queries, downloads and builds Perl modules from CPAN sites.

Cwd

Gets the pathname of the current working directory.

Data::Dumper

Stringifies Perl data structures, suitable for both printing and eval.

DB

Provides a programmatic interface to the Perl debugging API.

DB_File

Provides access to Berkeley DB (database) files.

Devel*

Contans tools for development of ...

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