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Re: Re: Re: Re: What's the biggest piece of work you've done alone with Perl?

by perrin (Chancellor)
on Apr 22, 2003 at 22:26 UTC ( #252389=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: What's the biggest piece of work you've done alone with Perl?
in thread What's the biggest piece of work you've done alone with Perl?

Perl is certainly a productive language, but people can and do write large applications in languages like C++. That's how most open source apps get started. Not Mason though. That was a collaboration before it made it to CPAN and is even more so now, with Dave Rolsky taking on a lot of it. And of course the work on "big parts of Perl" is done in C, not Perl.

I think that the key to Perl's productivity is easy data structures and CPAN. Standing on the shoulders of giants makes it possible to do amazing things "alone" when in reality you're collaborating with a few hundred people.

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[Corion]: ... values to be used. For example, I think for headers, one would want to have various kinds of Content-Encoding headers, but for the get_parameters one would have various kinds of Bobby Tables
[choroba]: What about [metadoc:// Algorithm::Loops]?
[Corion]: choroba: Yeah, but handing off the request to Dancer,Plack, Mojolicious,LWP is easy once I have the data filled into some structure ;))
[choroba]: Algorithm::Loops
[Corion]: choroba: I'm using that to generate the permutations, but I don't know how the user can pass the intended values to my function in a sane way
[Corion]: I have a prototype that permutes the get_parameters, but the values used for the get parameters should be different from the values used for the headers and potentially for parts of the URL
[Corion]: But yes, in general, my approach will be "split the URL into another set of parameters, generate an array of allowed values for each parameter and then NestedLoops() over the set"
[choroba]: hmm... so you need something like bag from Test::Deep, but not for checking, but for generation
[Corion]: This has the dual use of easily requesting sequential URLs and also being suitable for testing
[Corion]: For testing, I want to skip all tests with the same value(s) once one test fails to cut down on the number of failing tests

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