In this post I'll argue that you should provide a concise, clear and informative abstract for your module: what that means, and why you should do it. Think of your module's abstract as the shop sign that passersby use to decide whether they should come in.

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I've done a first sketch review of modules for converting markdown to HTML. I'm currently using Text::Markdown in my blog engine, but would like to add some extensions, so I was wondering if any of the existing markdown modules provided an extension mechanism.

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One of my next CPAN reviews is going to be a review of web frameworks for Perl. This post outlines my current plan and the frameworks I'm aware of. I'm also hoping to get some guinea pigs to help out as well.

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There are a number of things that jar with me slightly about the common perl coding style. One of them is the apparent desire to write code that reads like a sentence, and one specific part of that is determination to not parenthesise function parameters.

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I just released a bugfix for a critical bug in Crypt::RandPasswd. This was the module, and the bug, which started me writing reviews of CPAN modules.

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I've decided to do most of my perl blogging here from now on, rather than on blogs.perl.org (BPO). I'll still post announcements of reviews and things like that on BPO, but general everyday perl blogging will go here. In this post I'll discuss the reasons, and briefly cover the tool I'm using.

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