App::Easer V2 is out... and can be improved!


I finally released V2 of App::Easer.

And it can be improved, of course! Like… documentation, more tests, etc. etc. The usual elephants in the room, you know.

Anyway, I’ve been using it for some time in an ever-growing command-line application, and I like using it. It gets reasonably out of the way by providing what I need, so good job past me.

There are a couple of areas that might need some more thinking though. One is the fact that options can be be inserted at many different levels, namely at each tier of the hierarchy. So you might end up with a command line like this:

foo --yadda --ook 10 bar --ahoy baz --no-galook

Remembering where the different options should be placed might be a hassle, so I usually spill them from parent to child so that you can put them wherever you want and leave with that:

foo bar baz --yadda --ook 10 --ahoy --no-galook

There’s already a sophisticated mechanism that lets children inherit only a part of the options, because others might not make sense in a specific branch of the hierarchy. I’m not 100% convinced of the interface though.

If you give it a try, please ring a bell and tell me what you think. But above all, stay safe!

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