What's new on CPAN - April 2016

Welcome to “What’s new on CPAN”, a curated look at last month’s new CPAN uploads for your reading and programming pleasure. Several new build and config related modules were released last month, off the back of the Perl QA Hackathon. Enjoy!

APIs & Apps

Config & Devops


Development & Version Control

Language & International

  • Find the time at which a day starts - it’s not always midnight! DateTimeX::Start
  • Lido::XML an XML parser and writer for LIDO, the schema for contributing to Cultural Heritage Repositories
  • Get quick comparisons, plagiarism checks and common parts detection with Text::Distill


  • LeftPad - Perl implementation of LeftPad, the notorious Node.js library
  • Music::VoiceGen does musical voice generation!

Science & Mathematics



David Farrell

David is the founder and editor of PerlTricks.com. An organizer of the New York Perl Meetup, he works for ZipRecruiter as a software developer.

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