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Innovate  – Collaborate  – Discover
O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention

July 17-20, 2000 in Monterey, California
Hornbill

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Using Perl for Automating Documentation Processes
Speaker: Ted Gilchrist
Track: Perl - Bless ()
Date: 07/20/2000
Time: 10:45am - 11:15am
Location: Bonzai II-III

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IAutoDocCD was written by the Oracle documentation tools group to automate the assembly of online documentation, both for web and CD-ROM distribution. This case study shows how AutoDocCD is a poster child for CPAN and code reuse in Perl: CGI.pm for the front end, IO::Socket hands off intensive processing tasks to other Perl backends, HTTP::Request makes requests for documents from the document repository, Net::FTP transfers ZIP files to the corporate website, and Net::Telnet logs onto the external web machine and unpacks the files. In addition, the talk will also discuss the tools group's development of reusable libraries of Perl code for other tasks.


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