|Think about Loose Coupling|
Re: Re: Re: Re: Why CGI::Application?by demerphq (Chancellor)
|on Jan 14, 2004 at 20:28 UTC||Need Help??|
I can't give you the code, but I consider it to be better because it has fewer dependencies while requiring me to do just as much work, and because it's one less thing for someone else to have to learn before maintaining my code.
Your logic is horribly flawed. You just _added_ to the code that your maintainance crew will have to work with. Not only that but your code almost certainly doesnt work the way the other project coded in your firm that used similar rationale. Now they have to know how two different rolled-yer-own systems handle things.
If you had stuck to CGI::Application, your maintainence crew would have the support of thousands of programmers with considerable experience in using it, they would have recourse to an external party with considerable skill (and from my experience a desire to help) to resolve ongoing issues in the code. Simply upgrading to the latest release would probably resolve all the maintainence issues associated with the handler. Not to mention other issues like security patches etc.
Just to rub the point in, did you roll your own CGI as well?
PS: I am not a knee jerk, use the modules kind of guy. But if you are going to reinvent a well established, tried and tested wheel, it had better be superior to the wheel you rejected. And frankly given your response Im doubtful.
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