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Re: Of third party products, code reviews and module installation...(discussion)by mikfire (Deacon)
|on Jun 02, 2001 at 00:40 UTC||Need Help??|
There have been a few times when I have had to eschew the help of the Net:: or Mail:: modules because I was trying to do things that the modules ... ummmm ... were not really designed to do ( no, really, I was forging mail headers in the cause of good - namely, so the whining users couldn't reply to my email ). I likely could have dug deep into the documentation and figured out how to get the module to jump through the hoops I needed, but it was ( in that case alone ) honestly easier for me to write my own little nasty function to do the work.
I have also been on a few projects where the idea was to ship a module such that it could run on any perl. However, we developed the habit ( if they were pure perl modules ) of either including them in the distro or ( horror ) embedding them directly into the file we distributed ( again, please believe me that the original authors were given full credit and no attempt was made to imply I was smart enough to write all the code ).
There are a few excuses for not using CPAN. They are very few though, and CGI.pm is simply not one of them. That has been part of the core since at least 5.003.