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Re: Exploit this formmail.pl for fun and, well, fun. (LONG)

by Cirollo (Friar)
on Aug 08, 2001 at 00:04 UTC ( #102891=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Exploit this formmail.pl for fun and, well, fun. (LONG)

I sent an email to Matt Wright a few weeks ago, and I included a link to some discussion on Perl Monks regarding the cruftiness of the MSA code.

His response said that he would love to rework his scripts, and has even done work on some of them, but other projects have taken up too much of his time (and I'm sure we all know how that feels).

Here is an idea: If someone were to create drop-in relacements for any or all of his scripts and send them to him, I think that he would be more than happy to replace the ones on his site, and give credit where credit is due.

So, we should stop complaining and start coding ;)


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Re: Re: Exploit this formmail.pl for fun and, well, fun. (LONG)
by runrig (Abbot) on Aug 08, 2001 at 00:44 UTC
    There was some project started awhile ago on comp.lang.perl.misc to rewrite Matt's scripts. I don't know how far it got or where it is today.

    If someone were to create drop-in relacements for any or all of his scripts and send them to him, I think that he would be more than happy to replace the ones on his site, and give credit where credit is due.

    I doubt it. His scripts provide him with plenty of work from people trying to deploy them. If he fixed them, there'd be alot less work. Frankly, if I were him, I'd be embarrassed to still display them without a large, loud, disclaimer of "Here's some stuff I wrote when I was still in diapers. It needs alot of work to be usable, and I don't actually recommend using it."

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