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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Why CGI::Application?

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Jan 19, 2004 at 13:55 UTC ( #322344=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Why CGI::Application?
in thread Why CGI::Application?

While I have tended to agree with many things you've said, and I especially like your stick-to-it attitude, I'm going to take issue with one thing in your reply.

Yes, there's so many people using CGI::Application that I hadn't even heard of it until a couple of months ago.

There are literally hundreds of Perl modules that I've never heard of that have thousands of users, and I've been writing Perl for a living since 1995. For example, I learned how to use File::Spec 6 months ago. Same with File::Basename. In fact, I'd never heard of them (save as a quick mention in the Camel book) ... till I needed them. I had never needed to do file-level operations before (or since), so I never looked.

To bring the point closer to home, I develop large-scale web applications for a living. I've been doing this for at least 2 years now. Two weeks ago was the first time I'd taken a close look at CGI::Application. Why? I could never have implemented it if I'd wanted to. The current app I'm on is the first time since 1995 that I'm implementing a new application from scratch. C::A is an infrastructure decision you can't make 4 years into a project.

A lot of people are in a similar situation. You want to try this C::A thing, but you can't because the app you're working on already has an infrastructure. This doesn't mean you don't want to try it. This doesn't mean you don't think it's a good idea. I've been itching to try this module for about a year now, but never looked at it closely, because I couldn't play with it at work.

We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.

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