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AnyDBM_File provide framework for multiple DBMs     1.00
AutoLoader load subroutines only on demand     5.60
AutoSplit split a package for autoloading     1.04
B The Perl Compiler     1.07
B::Asmdata Autogenerated data about Perl ops, used to generate bytecode     1.01
B::Assembler Assemble Perl bytecode     0.07
B::Bblock Walk basic blocks     1.02
B::Bytecode Perl compiler's bytecode backend     1.01
B::C Perl compiler's C backend     1.04
B::CC Perl compiler's optimized C translation backend     1.00
B::Concise Walk Perl syntax tree, printing concise info about ops     0.64
B::Debug Walk Perl syntax tree, printing debug info about ops     1.02
B::Deparse Perl compiler backend to produce perl code     0.69
B::Disassembler Disassemble Perl bytecode     1.03
B::Lint Perl lint     1.03
B::Showlex Show lexical variables used in functions or files     1.02
B::Stackobj Helper module for CC backend     1.00
B::Stash show what stashes are loaded     1.00
B::Terse Walk Perl syntax tree, printing terse info about ops     1.02
B::Xref Generates cross reference reports for Perl programs     1.01
Benchmark benchmark running times of Perl code     1.06
ByteLoader load byte compiled perl code     0.05
Carp     1.03
Class::Struct declare struct-like datatypes as Perl classes     0.63
DB programmatic interface to the Perl debugging API (draft, subject to change)     1.0
DBM_Filter Filter DBM keys/values     0.01
DBM_Filter::compress     0.01
DBM_Filter::encode     0.01
DBM_Filter::int32     0.01
DBM_Filter::null     0.01
DBM_Filter::utf8     0.01
Devel::DProf a Perl code profiler      
Devel::Peek A data debugging tool for the XS programmer     1.02
Devel::SelfStubber generate stubs for a SelfLoading module     1.03
DirHandle supply object methods for directory handles     1.00
Dumpvalue provides screen dump of Perl data.     1.11
English use nice English (or awk) names for ugly punctuation variables     1.01
Env perl module that imports environment variables as scalars or arrays     1.00
Exporter Implements default import method for modules     5.58
Exporter::Heavy Exporter guts      
ExtUtils::Constant generate XS code to import C header constants     0.1401
ExtUtils::Embed Utilities for embedding Perl in C/C++ applications     1.250601
ExtUtils::XSSymSet     1.0
Fatal replace functions with equivalents which succeed or die     1.03
Fcntl load the C Fcntl.h defines     1.05
File::Basename     2.73
File::CheckTree     4.3
File::Compare Compare files or filehandles     1.1003
File::Copy Copy files or filehandles     2.08
File::DosGlob DOS like globbing and then some     1.00
File::Find Traverse a directory tree.     1.07
File::Glob Perl extension for BSD glob routine     1.03
File::Path create or remove directory trees     1.06
File::stat by-name interface to Perl's built-in stat() functions     1.00
FileCache keep more files open than the system permits     1.04_01
FileHandle supply object methods for filehandles     2.01
FindBin Locate directory of original perl script     1.44
FindExt     1.00
GDBM_File Perl5 access to the gdbm library.     1.07
Getopt::Std     1.05
Hash::Util A selection of general-utility hash subroutines     0.05
I18N::Collate compare 8-bit scalar data according to the current locale     1.00
I18N::Langinfo query locale information     0.02
IO load various IO modules     1.21
IO::Dir supply object methods for directory handles     1.04
IO::File supply object methods for filehandles     1.10
IO::Handle supply object methods for I/O handles     1.24
IO::Pipe supply object methods for pipes     1.123
IO::Poll Object interface to system poll call     0.06
IO::Seekable supply seek based methods for I/O objects     1.09
IO::Select OO interface to the select system call     1.16
IO::Socket Object interface to socket communications     1.28
IO::Socket::INET Object interface for AF_INET domain sockets     1.27
IO::Socket::UNIX Object interface for AF_UNIX domain sockets     1.21
IPC::Msg SysV Msg IPC object class     1.02
IPC::Open2 open a process for both reading and writing     1.01
IPC::Open3 open a process for reading, writing, and error handling     1.0106
IPC::Semaphore SysV Semaphore IPC object class     1.02
IPC::SysV SysV IPC constants     1.04
JNI Perl encapsulation of the Java Native Interface     0.2
Math::Complex complex numbers and associated mathematical functions     1.34
Math::Trig trigonometric functions     1.02
NDBM_File Tied access to ndbm files     1.05
Net::hostent by-name interface to Perl's built-in gethost*() functions     1.01
Net::netent by-name interface to Perl's built-in getnet*() functions     1.00
Net::protoent by-name interface to Perl's built-in getproto*() functions     1.00
Net::servent by-name interface to Perl's built-in getserv*() functions     1.01
O Generic interface to Perl Compiler backends     1.00
ODBM_File Tied access to odbm files     1.05
OS2::DLL access to DLLs with REXX calling convention.     1.02
OS2::ExtAttr Perl access to extended attributes.     0.02
OS2::PrfDB Perl extension for access to OS/2 setting database.     0.03
OS2::Process exports constants for system() call, and process control on OS2.     1.01
OS2::REXX access to DLLs with REXX calling convention and REXX runtime.     1.02
Opcode Disable named opcodes when compiling perl code     1.05
POSIX Perl interface to IEEE Std 1003.1     1.08
PerlIO On demand loader for PerlIO layers and root of PerlIO::* name space     1.03
PerlIO::encoding encoding layer     0.07
PerlIO::scalar in-memory IO, scalar IO     0.02
PerlIO::via Helper class for PerlIO layers implemented in perl     0.02
Pod::Functions Group Perl's functions a la perlfunc.pod     1.02
Pod::Plainer Perl extension for converting Pod to old style Pod.     0.01
SDBM_File Tied access to sdbm files     1.04
Safe Compile and execute code in restricted compartments     2.11
Search::Dict search for key in dictionary file     1.02
SelectSaver save and restore selected file handle     1.00
SelfLoader load functions only on demand     1.0904
Shell run shell commands transparently within perl     0.6
Socket load the C socket.h defines and structure manipulators     1.77
Symbol manipulate Perl symbols and their names     1.05
Sys::Hostname Try every conceivable way to get hostname     1.11
Sys::Syslog Perl interface to the UNIX syslog(3) calls     0.05
Term::Complete Perl word completion module     1.401
Term::ReadLine Perl interface to various readline packages. If no real package is found, substitutes stubs instead of basic functions.     1.01
Text::Abbrev     1.01
Text::ParseWords parse text into an array of tokens or array of arrays     3.23
Text::Soundex Implementation of the Soundex Algorithm as Described by Knuth     1.01
Thread manipulate threads in Perl (for old code only)     2.00
Thread::Queue thread-safe queues     2.00
Thread::Semaphore thread-safe semaphores     2.01
Thread::Signal Start a thread which runs signal handlers reliably (for old code)     1.00
Thread::Specific thread-specific keys     1.00
Tie::Array base class for tied arrays     1.03
Tie::Handle base class definitions for tied handles     4.1
Tie::Hash base class definitions for tied hashes     1.01
Tie::Memoize add data to hash when needed     1.0
Tie::RefHash use references as hash keys     1.31
Tie::Scalar base class definitions for tied scalars     1.00
Tie::SubstrHash Fixed-table-size, fixed-key-length hashing     1.00
Time::gmtime by-name interface to Perl's built-in gmtime() function     1.02
Time::localtime by-name interface to Perl's built-in localtime() function     1.02
Time::tm internal object used by Time::gmtime and Time::localtime     1.00
UNIVERSAL base class for ALL classes (blessed references)     1.01
Unicode::UCD Unicode character database     0.22
User::grent by-name interface to Perl's built-in getgr*() functions     1.00
User::pwent by-name interface to Perl's built-in getpw*() functions     1.00
VMS::DCLsym Perl extension to manipulate DCL symbols     1.02
VMS::Filespec convert between VMS and Unix file specification syntax     1.11
VMS::Stdio standard I/O functions via VMS extensions     2.3
Win32 Interfaces to some Win32 API Functions     0.23
XS::APItest Test the perl C API     0.05
XS::Typemap module to test the XS typemaps distributed with perl     0.01
attributes get/set subroutine or variable attributes     0.06
attrs set/get attributes of a subroutine (deprecated)     1.01
autouse postpone load of modules until a function is used     1.04
base Establish IS-A relationship with base classes at compile time     2.06
blib Use MakeMaker's uninstalled version of a package     1.02
bytes Perl pragma to force byte semantics rather than character semantics     1.01
charnames define character names for \N{named} string literal escapes     1.04
constant Perl pragma to declare constants     1.04
diagnostics produce verbose warning diagnostics     1.14
fields compile-time class fields     2.03
filetest Perl pragma to control the filetest permission operators     1.01
integer Perl pragma to use integer arithmetic instead of floating point     1.00
less perl pragma to request less of something from the compiler     0.01
locale Perl pragma to use and avoid POSIX locales for built-in operations     1.00
open perl pragma to set default PerlIO layers for input and output     1.04
ops Perl pragma to restrict unsafe operations when compiling     1.00
overload Package for overloading perl operations     1.02
re Perl pragma to alter regular expression behaviour     0.04
sigtrap Perl pragma to enable simple signal handling     1.02
sort perl pragma to control sort() behaviour     1.02
strict Perl pragma to restrict unsafe constructs     1.03
subs Perl pragma to predeclare sub names     1.00
threads Perl extension allowing use of interpreter based threads from perl     1.05
threads::shared Perl extension for sharing data structures between threads     0.92
utf8 Perl pragma to enable/disable UTF-8 (or UTF-EBCDIC) in source code     1.04
vars Perl pragma to predeclare global variable names (obsolete)     1.01
vmsish Perl pragma to control VMS-specific language features     1.01
warnings Perl pragma to control optional warnings     1.03
warnings::register warnings import function     1.00


$orig $flavor  
Carp::Heavy heavy machinery, no user serviceable parts inside  
Config access Perl configuration information  
DynaLoader Dynamically load C libraries into Perl code  
Errno System errno constants  
ExtUtils::Miniperl write the C code for perlmain.c  
Locale::Maketext framework for localization  
Pumpkin Notes on handling the Perl Patch Pumpkin And Porting Perl  
README.BS2000 building and installing Perl for BS2000.  
README.aix Perl version 5 on IBM Unix (AIX) systems  
README.apollo Perl version 5 on Apollo DomainOS  
README.beos Perl version 5 on BeOS  
README.cygwin Perl for Cygwin  
README.epoc Perl for EPOC  
README.freebsd Perl version 5 on FreeBSD systems  
README.hpux Perl version 5 on Hewlett-Packard Unix (HP-UX) systems  
README.hurd Perl version 5 on Hurd  
README.irix Perl version 5 on Irix systems  
README.machten Perl version 5 on Power MachTen systems  
README.macos Perl under Mac OS (Classic)  
README.macosx Perl under Mac OS X Perl version 5 on Atari MiNT  
README.mpeix Perl/iX for HP e3000 MPE  
README.os390 building and installing Perl for OS/390 and z/OS  
README.os400 Perl version 5 on OS/400  
README.qnx Perl version 5 on QNX  
README.solaris Perl version 5 on Solaris systems  
README.tru64 Perl version 5 on Tru64 (formerly known as Digital UNIX formerly known as DEC OSF/1) systems  
README.vmesa building and installing Perl for VM/ESA.  
README.vms Configuring, building, testing, and installing perl on VMS  
README.vos Perl for Stratus VOS  
Test::Tutorial A tutorial about writing really basic tests  
Tie::ExtraHash base class definitions for tied hashes  
Tie::StdHandle base class definitions for tied handles  
Tie::StdHash base class definitions for tied hashes  
Tie::StdScalar base class definitions for tied scalars  
Tutorial Perl and Java  
VMS::XSSymSet keep sets of symbol names palatable to the VMS linker  
XSLoader Dynamically load C libraries into Perl code  
a2p Awk to Perl translator  
abbrev create an abbreviation table from a list build extensions  
c2ph Dump C structures as generated from cc -g -S stabs  
carp warn of errors (from perspective of caller)  
closelog Perl interface to the UNIX syslog(3) calls  
dprofpp display perl profile data  
exetype Change executable subsystem type between "Console" and "Windows"  
fileparse split a pathname into pieces  
find2perl translate find command lines to Perl code  
getopt Process single-character switches with switch clustering  
getopts Process single-character switches with switch clustering  
h2ph convert .h C header files to .ph Perl header files  
h2xs convert .h C header files to Perl extensions  
inet_aton load the C socket.h defines and structure manipulators  
inet_ntoa load the C socket.h defines and structure manipulators  
installhtml converts a collection of POD pages to HTML format.  
lib manipulate @INC at compile time  
libnetcfg configure libnet  
look search for key in dictionary file  
makeaperl create a new perl binary from static extensions  
open2 open a process for both reading and writing  
open3 open a process for reading, writing, and error handling  
openlog Perl interface to the UNIX syslog(3) calls  
patching.pod Appropriate format for patches to the perl source tree  
perl Practical Extraction and Report Language  
perl5004delta what's new for perl5.004  
perl5005delta what's new for perl5.005  
perl561delta what's new for perl v5.6.x  
perl56delta what's new for perl v5.6.0  
perl570delta what's new for perl v5.7.0  
perl571delta what's new for perl v5.7.1  
perl572delta what's new for perl v5.7.2  
perl573delta what's new for perl v5.7.3  
perl581delta what is new for perl v5.8.1  
perl582delta what is new for perl v5.8.2  
perl583delta what is new for perl v5.8.3  
perl584delta what is new for perl v5.8.4  
perl585delta what is new for perl v5.8.5  
perl586delta what is new for perl v5.8.6  
perl58delta what is new for perl v5.8.0 the perl debugger  
perlXStut Tutorial for writing XSUBs  
perlamiga Perl under Amiga OS  
perlapi autogenerated documentation for the perl public API  
perlapio perl's IO abstraction interface.  
perlartistic the Perl Artistic License  
perlbook Perl book information  
perlboot Beginner's Object-Oriented Tutorial  
perlbot Bag'o Object Tricks (the BOT)  
perlbug how to submit bug reports on Perl  
perlcall Perl calling conventions from C  
perlcc generate executables from Perl programs  
perlce Perl for WinCE  
perlcheat Perl 5 Cheat Sheet  
perlclib Internal replacements for standard C library functions  
perlcn ¼òÌåÖÐÎÄ Perl Ö¸ÄÏ  
perlcompile Introduction to the Perl Compiler-Translator  
perldata Perl data types  
perldbmfilter Perl DBM Filters  
perldebguts Guts of Perl debugging  
perldebtut Perl debugging tutorial  
perldebug Perl debugging  
perldelta what is new for perl v5.8.6  
perldgux Perl under DG/UX.  
perldiag various Perl diagnostics  
perldoc Look up Perl documentation in Pod format.  
perldos Perl under DOS, W31, W95.  
perldsc Perl Data Structures Cookbook  
perlebcdic Considerations for running Perl on EBCDIC platforms  
perlembed how to embed perl in your C program  
perlfaq frequently asked questions about Perl ($Date: 2004/10/05 22:15:44 $)  
perlfaq1 General Questions About Perl ($Revision: 1.15 $, $Date: 2004/10/11 05:06:29 $)  
perlfaq2 Obtaining and Learning about Perl ($Revision: 1.29 $, $Date: 2004/10/25 18:37:23 $)  
perlfaq3 Programming Tools ($Revision: 1.41 $, $Date: 2004/11/03 22:45:32 $)  
perlfaq4 Data Manipulation ($Revision: 1.56 $, $Date: 2004/11/03 22:47:56 $)  
perlfaq5 Files and Formats ($Revision: 1.31 $, $Date: 2004/02/07 04:29:50 $)  
perlfaq6 Regular Expressions ($Revision: 1.27 $, $Date: 2004/11/03 22:52:16 $)  
perlfaq7 General Perl Language Issues ($Revision: 1.18 $, $Date: 2004/11/03 22:54:08 $)  
perlfaq8 System Interaction ($Revision: 1.22 $, $Date: 2004/10/05 22:13:49 $)  
perlfaq9 Networking ($Revision: 1.16 $, $Date: 2004/10/30 12:20:59 $)  
perlfilter Source Filters  
perlfork Perl's fork() emulation  
perlform Perl formats  
perlfunc Perl builtin functions  
perlglob.bat a more capable perlglob.exe replacement  
perlgpl the GNU General Public License, version 2  
perlguts Introduction to the Perl API  
perlhack How to hack at the Perl internals  
perlhist the Perl history records  
perlintern autogenerated documentation of purely internal Perl functions  
perlintro a brief introduction and overview of Perl  
perliol C API for Perl's implementation of IO in Layers.  
perlipc Perl interprocess communication (signals, fifos, pipes, safe subprocesses, sockets, and semaphores)  
perlivp Perl Installation Verification Procedure  
perljp ÆüËܸì Perl ¥¬¥¤¥É  
perlko Perl°ú Çѱ¹¾î ÀÎÄÚµù  
perllexwarn Perl Lexical Warnings  
perllocale Perl locale handling (internationalization and localization)  
perllol Manipulating Arrays of Arrays in Perl  
perlmod Perl modules (packages and symbol tables)  
perlmodinstall Installing CPAN Modules  
perlmodlib constructing new Perl modules and finding existing ones  
perlmodstyle Perl module style guide  
perlnetware Perl for NetWare  
perlnewmod preparing a new module for distribution  
perlnumber semantics of numbers and numeric operations in Perl  
perlobj Perl objects  
perlop Perl operators and precedence  
perlopentut tutorial on opening things in Perl  
perlos2 Perl under OS/2, DOS, Win0.3*, Win0.95 and WinNT.  
perlothrtut old tutorial on threads in Perl  
perlpacktut tutorial on pack and unpack  
perlplan9 Plan 9-specific documentation for Perl  
perlpod the Plain Old Documentation format  
perlpodspec Plain Old Documentation: format specification and notes  
perlport Writing portable Perl  
perlre Perl regular expressions  
perlref Perl references and nested data structures  
perlreftut Mark's very short tutorial about references  
perlrequick Perl regular expressions quick start  
perlreref Perl Regular Expressions Reference  
perlretut Perl regular expressions tutorial  
perlrun how to execute the Perl interpreter  
perlsec Perl security  
perlstyle Perl style guide  
perlsub Perl subroutines  
perlsyn Perl syntax  
perlthrtut tutorial on threads in Perl  
perltie how to hide an object class in a simple variable  
perltoc perl documentation table of contents  
perltodo Perl TO-DO List  
perltooc Tom's OO Tutorial for Class Data in Perl  
perltoot Tom's object-oriented tutorial for perl  
perltrap Perl traps for the unwary  
perltw ¥¿Å餤¤å Perl «ü«n  
perlunicode Unicode support in Perl  
perluniintro Perl Unicode introduction  
perlutil utilities packaged with the Perl distribution  
perluts Perl under UTS  
perlvar Perl predefined variables  
perlvms VMS-specific documentation for Perl  
perlwin32 Perl under Windows  
perlxs XS language reference manual  
pl2bat wrap perl code into a batch file  
pl2pm Rough tool to translate Perl4 .pl files to Perl5 .pm modules.  
pod2html convert .pod files to .html files  
pod2latex convert pod documentation to latex format  
psed a stream editor  
pstruct Dump C structures as generated from cc -g -S stabs  
repository Using the Perl repository  
runperl.bat "universal" batch file to run perl scripts  
setlogmask Perl interface to the UNIX syslog(3) calls  
smtp.self mail a message via smtp  
sockaddr_in load the C socket.h defines and structure manipulators  
sockaddr_un load the C socket.h defines and structure manipulators Sort warning and error messages in perldiag.pod  
splain produce verbose warning diagnostics  
syslog Perl interface to the UNIX syslog(3) calls A post processor for make test.valgrind  
validate run many filetest checks on a tree  
writemain write the C code for perlmain.c  
xsubpp compiler to convert Perl XS code into C code  

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