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Re^2: Question about the most efficient way to read Apache log files without All-In-One Modules from CPAN (personal learning exercise)

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its also important to do not do a thing already done.

Who are you quoting there?

I'd like to look up why they think it is important to not do a thing already done.

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Re^3: Question about the most efficient way to read Apache log files without All-In-One Modules from CPAN (personal learning exercise)
by GotToBTru (Prior) on Jun 17, 2015 at 20:21 UTC

    See also "re-inventing the wheel." This applies less to a learning exercise than production code produced under time pressure.

    Dum Spiro Spero

      See also "re-inventing the wheel." This applies less to a learning exercise than production code produced under time pressure.

      So GotToBTru is sundialsvc4 ?

      How does that answer the question Who are you quoting there?

        He's quoting himself apparently. He's said that about 38 times since 7/13/06. Unsure of the origin or age of the wheel version.

        I was answering the other question :)

        Dum Spiro Spero
Re^3: Question about the most efficient way to read Apache log files without All-In-One Modules from CPAN (personal learning exercise)
by marinersk (Priest) on Jun 18, 2015 at 05:25 UTC

    Frankly, for a beginner (which is ostensibly one of our key target audiences), I would encourage doing a thing already done, so you can compare how you approached the problem to those who have come before you.

    Most people learn by doing; or, perhaps more accurate to say that they cement their learnings by doing.

    So I, for one, take the opposite stance: It is vitally important for most beginners to do many things already done. That's how they develop their art.

    Plus, on the everpresent practical note, sometimes you can't use CPAN modules. We've hashed that over and over here at the Monastary for years; but the truth is sometimes you don't have the option to drink deeply from the CPAN well.

    At which point you need to have your art reasonably well-developed, as you will be re-inventing that wheel, and it sure would be nice if you made a decent showing of yourself in the process.

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