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Chapter 17.  Modules

 
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Chapter 17. Modules

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and
more violent. It takes a touch of geniusand a lot of
courageto move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

Code reuse is a core best practice, and modules are Perl's principal large-scale mechanism for code reuse. They are also at the heart of Perl's greatest software asset: the CPAN.

Refactoring source code into modules will not only increase the reusability of that code, it is also likely to make the code cleaner[*] and easier to maintain. If nothing else, the programs from which the original code is removed will become shorter, better abstracted, and consequently more maintainable.

[*] Because revisiting any existing piece of code is likely to make it cleaner, once you get over the involuntary twitching.

The keys to good module design and implementation are: designing the interface first, keeping that interface small and functional, using a standard implementation template, and not reinventing the wheel. The guidelines in this chapter explore these issues.

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