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Re^4: What Perl CAN'T do?

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Dec 14, 2005 at 22:05 UTC ( #516784=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: What Perl CAN'T do?
in thread What Perl CAN'T do?

The application was about 25KLOC with about 2MLOC of Perl classes that, essentially, were configuration information. I had several scripts that managed the generation and updates (which were frequent) to these classes that represented messages that the application I worked on needed to handle. This was in addition to any CPAN code.


My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?


Comment on Re^4: What Perl CAN'T do?
Re^5: What Perl CAN'T do?
by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Dec 15, 2005 at 03:49 UTC
    But if the "config classes" aren't the single source of this information and you didn't treat it as code -- is it source code? Or is it something else?

    /J

      These were the classes that implemented both the messages and the components of the messages. I certainly treated them as code within the application, I just didn't physically type the code for them.

      The management part came in from the fact that my application was a simulator used to test another section of the overall network. I had to support 3 revisions of the messages, plus variations of the messages depending on what's been implemented on the section my app tested. So, at any given time, I might have 5-7 different variations of a given message in play at a given time. I probably invested 2-3KLOC in the management scripts, part of which was parsing the original spec for the messages (in XLS, if I remember correctly).


      My criteria for good software:
      1. Does it work?
      2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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