Don’t treat your date like just another number

There’s more than one type of date that can prove awkward, but this is Perl, and so I’m talking calendar dates. And when I say awkward, I mean the interpretation of how a date should be treated. It’s very tempting when we see something like this, to think we can always get away with comparingContinue reading “Don’t treat your date like just another number”

Right Place Right Name::Space – Stick to the Road

In order for a Perl script to find its required subroutine or subroutines in a build your own module, there are a few caveats to take into account. There are a number of modules that can replace the need to write ‘use lib’, and that’s fine. You could add any pathways that home grown modulesContinue reading “Right Place Right Name::Space – Stick to the Road”

Perl to please the client mind

When is information too much information? Well, if you work with data, probably never. But, clients and research report writers often need summarised information ready and waiting for KPI and ROI purposes. In our previous post, we created this informative report of which quote contained the most words in ascending order. All well and good.Continue reading “Perl to please the client mind”