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If you had caught me before I wrote any part of Base::HTML, your way could be used. However, what you are suggesting is that I totally destroy everything I have now and start from scratch. That fills me with a lot of anxiety. It has taken a lot of time to get to where I am now, and to start from the beginning for the second time makes my stomach knot up. I would have to delete everything and start with a blank slate and that is just not palatable. Base::HTML is part of everything I write to display scripts in a browser. Base::Menu would have to be tossed, and that was the key to making the site possible in the first place. The code for that took me a long time to get. I will muddle through with my current structure even if it isn't ideal.

I know you are doing your best to explain this concept to show how it would make my life easier, however I don't want to spend several more agonizing years trying to get it to work. With everything hinging on those four Base:: modules, a rewrite is only possible if I delete them and everything dependent on them and start all over. I just can't do it right now.

There are non-code real life factors that are clouding my judgment at the moment too, making it doubly hard for me to see any silver linings. I'm sorry that I can't get the courage up to do it your way, but my way is easy enough to understand for me. I am still using ANSI encoding instead of the more popular UTF-8 encoding because I have encountered too many problems with that conversion.

I hope that someone who is just starting out sees your advice before they get too deep into a structure that is like mine. Hopefully, it will keep them from making my mistake of having everything so dependent on everything else. Thank you for trying to help me understand.

Have a cookie and a very nice day!
Lady Aleena

In reply to Re^4: Seeing Perl in a new light: Epilog by Lady_Aleena
in thread Seeing Perl in a new light by Lady_Aleena

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