App::part released to Github

Today, I moved the development place of one of my incredibly simple yet incredibly useful data munging tools from to Github . I hope that by moving it there, it becomes easier for people to submit patches.

I haven't given much thought about putting the program onto CPAN as well. The packaging is already done, but I'm not sure if I want to split out the meat of the program into a module, or maintain two versions, a module-using version and the stand-alone version that I currently have. App::Ack did maintain a monolithic version for a while, but I'm not sure whether it's worth the effort. There also is a version of this file that reads and produces Excel files, thanks to Spreadsheet::WriteExcel and Spreadsheet::ParseExcel. I haven't decided on whether to import that version into this tree, a different branch or what else to do with it.


Whenever you push a project to github without a README, God kills a lolcat.

Now that’s what I call a perverse incentive.

You could use FatPacker to produce a standalone version from a driver script + module. If you were using Dist::Zilla you could even automate it.

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About Max Maischein

user-pic I'm the Treasurer for the Frankfurt Perlmongers e.V. . I have organized Perl events including 9 German Perl Workshops and one YAPC::Europe.