Haven't done github yet, but I'm learning so much by the "acting as if" I'm releasing a distribution that I won't stop. I started my main project here: https://github.com/TBlazer66/hello-world/blob/master/g8.pl . Why this file? It's what I had.
This represents the extent of my forward progress with this material: https://github.com/TBlazer66/hello-world/blob/variations-on-FindFile/g10.pl One sees that this is a different branch, and that one would see that in the path for it to be posted on the internet is my little revelation of the last half hour. Also, I took to heart your suggestion to run this code on two different systems, and I did that today. I found the output striking. First for windows, and then for the dual boot ubuntu:
html1.pm: access age in days: 0.1580
MyModule.pm: access age in days: 2.7172
CoreList.pm: access age in days: 0.1679
TieHashDelta.pm: access age in days: 0.1679
Utils.pm: access age in days: 0.1679
$ perl g10.pl
MyModule.pm: access age in days: 2.7315
CoreList.pm: access age in days: 0.1822
TieHashDelta.pm: access age in days: 0.1822
Utils.pm: access age in days: 0.1822
html1.pm: access age in days: 0.1723
This will be no surprise to the others, but for me to see consistent data across platforms made my jaw drop.
I'm trying to get my head around how changes get made with this toolchain, s.t. one can have as much backup as one wanted to create version numbers in branches. That's a way in which my self-replicating templates weren't working...they never could keep track of whatever rabbit they were chasing. Again, I truly appreciate people who take the time to read my posts, weigh it on their minds, and respond with perl, tips, tricks, and methods....