In the last few weeks I have rewritten my blog software in Perl. The old version used Ruby. I wrote that version, because I wanted to try out Ruby. The software is about as old as the blog itself.
Moo is an OO library for Perl. It allows me to write OO code in Perl without
any boilerplate. One of the nice features of Moo is the
lazy setting for the
is attribute. This makes the attribute lazy and calls a builder when
Path::Tiny is a small abstraction that simplifies all code that works with
files and directories. The
relative method finds the relative part of the
filename in a directory. It becomes trivial to copy a file from one directory
to another while keeping the same structure. I use this to copy CSS and JS
assets to final output.
Carton gives me control over the modules that are installed. I write a small
cpanfile with the dependencies of my program and
carton installs those
Not all features of the old software are rewritten, but they’re not really needed.