Reviews by Reini Urban



libwin32 (0.29) *

Horrible code and horrible tests. But who cares?
It's Win32 only, and it works.

Async-Interrupt (1.1)

Dont believe the FUD.

App-Rad (1.04) *****

Much preferred over App::Cmd and its java-style.

I did my app with a single file script though I used fancy tricks to override default behavior. Easy to understand and extend.

PerlSpec (0.1.0) *

Can we please get rid of those silly "modules" polluting the main namespace somehow?

Water (0.01) *

Worst seen module ever. Look at the name, doc, API, source and you will think highly of PHP

Bundle-PerlFormance (0.01) *****

Finally someone stood up

B-Hooks-EndOfScope (0.03)

What's the difference to Hook::Scope ?

XXX (0.12) *****

I love it.

FFI (1.02) ****

There three perl FFI's.
There is the first and worst and most popular:
* Win32::API.
This works only on Win32, hence the name. But only with MSVC compilers. Cygwin not. Well, Calls do work, just Callbacks not.
* C::DynaLib
This module I recently took over from John Tobey. Well, this has much more to offer, but is also a hack and failed to work for modern GCC versions.
This is the simpliest and easiest to use, has the most natural interface, but uses the actively maintained external ffcall library and therefore works out of the box on almost every platform.

HTML-WikiConverter (0.16) ****

Almost usable to convert a entire webtree to wiki now.
The mediawiki dialect is getting better and better, the phpwiki dialect is also almost done.

Apache-MVC (0.1) *****


cvswebedit (v2.0b1) *

no main Makefile.PL,
no lib Makefile.PL
no doc to install the modules
no chance to install any submodule (eg. CGI::Form)