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Re^7: RFC: RPG ;-)

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Nov 07, 2008 at 19:57 UTC ( #722282=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: RFC: RPG ;-)
in thread RFC: RPG ;-)

Why build it to be a drop-in replacement right now? You don't even know what kind of datastructures you're going to have. You're overthinking this. Literally just get something so stupidly basic it sounds like it won't be useful for anything out there right now. Then get the next version out there 7 days later. And the next 7 days after that. And so on and so forth. Linux 0.01 didn't have a windowing system - it barely booted up an x86 processor.

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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Re^8: RFC: RPG ;-)
by pobocks (Chaplain) on Nov 08, 2008 at 04:48 UTC

    I think you're right to some degree, although I still want to have a little more planned out in terms of high level things (basically an overall goal to work towards (to be amended as needed) and a roadmap (to be amended as needed)).

    I figure I'll be ready to set up the git repo sometime mid next week.

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[Corion]: Hmmm. I feel a Meditation coming on. I wrote a module, DBIx::PivotQuery, which returns a table-like set of rows (AoA) but some columns are generated from column values, like in an (Excel) pivot table or a ROLLUP command
[Corion]: My current approach for subtotals involves rerunning the given query, with the hint to the user that they should use a temporary table if they want better performance.
[Corion]: But I could create that temporary table in the module and use it for the improved perfomance directly instead.
[Corion]: And the question is, what would be better/preferred ;-)
[Corion]: Hmm - not exactly like the ROLLUP command. Ah well.

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