July 2012 Archives

Is PCLI possible?

At the French Perl Workshop (and probably elsewhere before), Matt Trout talked about why and how some ideas could succeed and most other fail. An interesting talk. The last part was a rant against the numerous modules on the CPAN to parse command-line options. His proposal was to do the same thing to command-line programs (CLI) than PSGI did to web applications: formulate a generic specification, that developers can use to build applications and not depend on a specific implementation.


About Maddingue

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