in reply to
The Illusion of One-Offs
Getting oneself organized is a big hazzle and I have
always envied this people who handle Filofaxes, mountains
of paper and computer files with ease. I know there are CVS
and all that stuff you can use for tasks beyond
programming but I still have files like "paper.draft" "paper.
new", "paper.best", "paper.endversion", "paper.done" etc. pp.
Fortunately, there is one place I am organized: Perl.
Thanks to Perl I was educated to have a ":lib" and a "site_perl".
Exploring the ":lib" and CPAN helped me to get much more
organized and to get a feeling for classification.
I throw away a lot of Programms I wrote for "one-time" use
and usually I do not regret it. These little Data Munging
programms are faster written than remembered as already
On the other hand, If I write a function I know I have to
use again, or find a nice little function here on perlmonks,
in books, newsgroups etc. I will more or less copy and paste
it into one of my categorized "Hanamaki::" moduls. Of course
some bigger scripts will become modules on their own.