The Past, Present, and Future of CGI.pm

The Past, Present, and Future of CGI.pm

By Lee Johnson from London.pm
Lightning talk
Target audience: Any
Language: English

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This talk aims to give an overview of the past, present, and future of the CGI.pm module.

As the new primary maintainer of CGI.pm i would like to explain what i plan to do with the module, i would also like to bring people up to speed with recent changes related to CGI.pm - especially the fact that it will soon no longer be a core module.

I will also point out the state of the module with regards to issues and highlight that it is still a commonly used module in some perl development shops; that there are still some perl developers who will advocate its use and why they shouldn't, with a heavy nod towards Sawyer's recent "CGI.pm must die" talk.

The "future" will include suggestions for refactoring the module once existing issues have been addressed. These may include:

+ Documentation to dissuade the use of CGI.pm
+ Increasing test coverage
+ Removal of duplicate functionality
+ Replacing pre-re-invented wheels with CPAN equivalents
+ Deprecation of HTML generation functions

The talk is planned as a lightning talk.


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