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Re: On the rejected additions to List::Util

by Roy Johnson (Monsignor)
on Apr 28, 2009 at 19:38 UTC ( #760718=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On the rejected additions to List::Util

Statistics::Basic might be what you're looking for.

But I agree with your sentiments that it's better to have an abstraction — even a simple one — written once than re-invented.


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Re^2: On the rejected additions to List::Util
by JavaFan (Canon) on Apr 28, 2009 at 20:01 UTC
    Just that some people want an abstraction isn't a reason to put in List::Util. Feel free to create a module with the abstraction you want and distribute it.
      What are legitimate reasons to put it in List::Util?

      Having List::Utils, List::MoreUtils, List::EvenMoreUtils, List::SomeMoreUtilsByMe, List::AnotherCoupleUtilsTheyForgot, etc. seems like it might be a Bad Thing. Better to have basic list utilities in one List::Utils module, I think. And the reason they're not included? They're "too basic".

      It's a perfectly good reason to include them in List::Util. It's not an absolute mandate that they be included, but it is a reason.


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