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Unix has always had a philosophy of composable tools, where one tool outputs to the next in a pipeline.
But the technique of piping a *textual* stream of data, and having to extract data out of it is looking a bit long in the tooth. Microsoft (not historically an innovator in its shell environment :-) has stolen a march with its Powershell.
Can we do better in Perl? With composable streams of objects? Written in a modern OO framework (Moose)?
You bet we can!
(see http://github.com/osfameron/pipe for code -- work in progress)
Attended by: Gabi Hack (gabimuc), Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker (ilmari), osfameron, Simon Elliott, Mark Rainford, Stan Sawa, Dirk De Nijs (ddn123456), Florian Ragwitz (rafl), Nicholas Clark, Peter Flanigan, Chrsiter Lofving, Gillian Forster, Tatsuhiko Miyagawa (miyagawa),