YA Perl Advent Calendar 2005-12-25

Toys! There are a couple of un*x standbys: fortune, rain and banner. Banner was to some extent superceded sometime ago by the venerable figlet, a banner on steroids. Being a fan of ASCII-art I became interested in figlet sometime ago and eventually decided to have a go at implementing it in perl. So, back in 2000 I released Text::FIGlet. Yes indeedy, now you can enjoy the excitement of figlet all from within the comforts of perl; we might even get a functional/more portable Acme::Curses::Marquee out of it. I gave a lightning talk about the module at Boston.PM awhile you might be interested in: slides