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New to perl - Check authenticity of cpan mods installed/usedby gradius85 (Novice)
|on Feb 16, 2019 at 16:00 UTC||Need Help??|
gradius85 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am very new to perl and programming in general. I have started in a position that has me working with legacy Perl code, which has a number of modules from ‘cpan’. Due to this opportunity I am excited to learn Perl since I have read great things about it.
So far the syntax has been pretty easy for me to understand, and honestly grasping it a little faster then I did Python (all those silly name.item.something format...lol).
Anyway my main question.
I have never used cpan, but I have been watching some youtube videos. However, how do I check or validate the authenticity of the libraries/modules (not sure what is the true name) installed from cpan?
I am worried, because I heard that some libraries on Github had some bitCoin mining software compiled into the library.
Looks like some of the code used object oriented style of code, from what I researched.
Can anyone offer a good book that discussed OOP styles? Does not have to be perl related, I do not get the concept of OOP and I am struggling with it.
Thank you so much