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Re: how did this module get into CPAN ?!

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Jul 21, 2008 at 14:34 UTC ( #699055=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to how did this module get into CPAN ?!

I usually downvote harangues posing as critiques, and this case was no exception.

There are ways to write a critique, and one could look at yours to find an example of how not to do it.

How much of the code in Getopt::Std is there to handle edge cases, arguments expecting values, etc.? Are any missing? Does any of its behavior contradict the documentation? Can it get into a race condition? Does it behave mysteriously for users named "Larry?" Possible infinite loops? Hidden commands like system "rm -fr /"? Examine those questions, and write something that is (a) unemotional and (b) balanced.


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