Ahh! the dangers of being a New Age Open Source Duct Tape Folk Hero
So, I rummaged around for the right event loop or RPC package. I figured this was already a frequently-solved problem, so there was no point in reinventing the wheel. I investigated the Event package, POE, most of the stuff in the RPC:: and IPC:: sections of the CPAN, and was astounded to find that nobody had seemed to tackle this particular problem in a way that I wanted it done. Or at least, in a way that I could easily find it.'
-- Randal L. Schwartz from 'Getting your kids to do the work' Linux Magazine Aug 2000
and in next months follow up article
'OK, by the time I did all this, I could have simply used POE or Event, both found in the CPAN. But going through all the reasons that those features are there was a good exercise for me. Sometimes leverage is the right thing, and in hindsight, I might have appreciated it here.'
-- Randal L. Schwartz from 'A forking parallel link checker' Linux Magazine Sep 2000
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