I have been using the very nice Data::Pageset module
for a while now. It makes separating you data into multiple pages very simple,
and for very large datasets it has the
slide mode which helps keep
your pager small (rather than have links to 100 pages, you get links to the
first and last page and the five pages around your current page).
Eventually, I got tired of recreating the same html code for each new pager.
I first put together a simple Mason component, but
found myself copying it between projects and starting to write one for TT.
Eventually, I wrote Data::Pageset::Render.
The module (which is on CPAN) subclasses Data::Pageset and adds the
html method, which returns the html code, complete with links, to
create your pager.
Just create your pager object as you would with Data::Pageset adding
link_format => '<a href="#">%a</a>' to the
html method then eliminates all that redundant