Perl Has No Static Code Analysis Tools?

Don't believe what you read on the Internet.

Despite what Wikipedia says - Wikipedia's List of tools for static code analysis - Perl has plenty of tools for static code analysis.

e.g. Perl::Critic and Perl::Tidy

Let's fix this. Anyone a Wikipedia editor?

Perl in the News

Perl FTW (open source implementation of Apple AirPort Express)

http://www.mafipulation.org/blagoblig/2011/04/08#shairport

Adding Version Control Sanity to Solaris logadm

However, there is one big drawback to logadm. Whenever it runs, it stores a timestamp for each log it rolls in the logadm configuration file itself. I'll leave it to the reader to question the sanity of this.

For example:

/var/adm/messages -C 4 -a 'kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslog.pid`'

Is changed to:

/var/adm/messages -C 4 -P 'Sat Apr 09 21:…

Perl-based Massively Multiplayer Online Game

JT Smith and his crew have created a massively multiplayer online game called the Lacuna Expanse. The game is great, but the coolest part is that the back-end is written entirely with Perl!

JT unveiled the game and the underlying technology at the latest Madison Perl Mongers meeting.

CPAN Search Dependents

When I search CPAN, I frequently find it hard to tell which modules to choose. Unless my needs are very specialized, there can be lots of modules that do what I need. But how would I know which module is best to choose?

One factor that can help me decide is the number of CPAN dependents each module has. (Don't confuse "dependent" with "dependency"; I use the word "dependent" to mean: other modules that depend on it.) If a module has lots of other modules that depend on it, then I can be relatively certain that the module might be worth relying on.

The information about the…