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Re: Different "states" in a my own Shell

by chanio (Priest)
on Feb 23, 2007 at 19:15 UTC ( #601801=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Different "states" in a my own Shell

CPAN has a lot of free-to-use modules that might help you getting most of your idea done.

I question if the agressive commerce has something to do with creativity. One of CPAN's main purpose is to act as a staircase for creators: someone publishes something that was created after a lot of investigation and skills. Everybody expects that some other might use it to achieve something even bigger. The benefit is shared by all the community.

Please, apreciate that most of the real present creation is coming from opensource and free & uncompromised improvements. If I were planning to become rich before putting my code into existence, I wouldn't expect to reach there very soon. But I could hope that exposing my ideas they might reach someone that is able to convert them in a real thing.

Besides, I would use a structured config file to keep all my posibly growing list of functions and commands. XML or YAML would do. YAML is also, easy to edit.

This chaotic and conservative state of property might have started by a guy who after being rejected by his girlfriend went to an office and patented the Moon and other Solar System satelites as his property. He has never reached those lands, but everybody has to buy him a piece of it if they are planning to go some day.

This is the most silly thing because it is based on the presumption that everybody respects the actual state of patents. (remember USA's law of property in the 1800 when the British Encyclopedia was not theirs in America).

So, keep on coding, and don't wait until you become rich to create something original.

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[Corion]: Discipulus: Well, in many cases it doesn't make sense to build an interface and complicated program just to enter 20 rows into a database ;) But yes, automating data imports should pay off in the long run
[LanX]: Choroba: this happened before I joined, was still in uni, but my boss was summoned to the CEO of the second biggest German bank at that time and could only say " I told them its not ready" ;)
[LanX]: memories....I missed my connection while chatting
[Discipulus]: in this case Corion we are speaking about software licensing: evry year or two we must rescan the whole ced to produce an excel report, while at every activation / disactivation we update a black box DB: i said that i a week i can produce the perl to..
[Discipulus]: rend out the xls IF i have access to the DB
[choroba]: LanX I miss working in a bank sometimes...
[Corion]: Discipulus: Ooof. Especially yearly things are things I like to automate instead of trying to remember how I did things last year...
[Corion]: And the second rule that I've learned is, that there is no one-off job, so writing a program for it pays off almost immediately. The third rule is to give all my programs numbers and have them reproduce that number in the name of their output files. :)
[Discipulus]: the true part is that also specification change between years.. but well our job is cheap but dont abuse of us.. ;=)

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