Path::Dispatcher solves the problem of "dispatch" - mapping a string (the path) through a set of rules to find matches and then act upon them. Most commonly this is done in web applications to run one or more actions based on each incoming request URI. However, Path::Dispatcher, unlike most of the other modules in its niche, is not married to the web. It is also used to dispatch based on command-line arguments in some applications, and to dispatch commands in a MUD engine.

This talk gives a brief overview of Path::Dispatcher's features. Then the meat of the talk describes how its flexible design has met the challenges thrown at it, and how Path::Dispatcher's sibling rival, Path::Router, would have fared.


Shawn Moore

October 23, 2011