|Don't ask to ask, just ask|
If I were the author, I'd try to fix my lib,
If you wrapped the code you posted in a function and used it, you would be the author.
And would not be reliant upon the good will; the agreement (or not) with you; motivation and timeliness; or continued existence; of some stranger you've never met.
Or worse those same attributes of the latest maintainer, who may decide to take the module in a completely different direction. Something that has happened to me at least 4 times in the last 5 years.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.