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I'm not sure if I'm missing something or not, but I don't see the point behind CGI::Application. I've read the tutorial at perl.com, and I still find the point eluding me.

It seems like some of the biggest points are:

1) Code Reusability.
- Solved by making your code better in the first place, more modular.

2) Most CGI applications are big if/else blocks.
- Solved by the above as well. And isn't using C::A Just kinda like moving all of your if/else blocks into one spot, while adding yet another layer of abstraction to get to them?

3) Portability.
- Again, just code better.

What am I missing? Why add what seems like another layer of complexity and confusion, for no real benefit (no offense inteded to the author).

It seems as though all of the benefits of C::A are things that can be accomplished by simply adjusting your coding style; making more blocks of code into subroutines, etc. You'll still have the big block of C::A setup stuff at the top of your script; why not have an if/else that calls different subroutines.

-Scott

In reply to Why CGI::Application? by sdbarker

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