Reinventing the wheel or at least making the first few step of doing so is a good and necessary exercise. It makes for a better apreciation of the strength and weakness of
existing wheels. Eventually one uses existing wheels with more confidence. Also it is good to provide feeback to "wheel reinventers".
More than "you should use such and such". If too obvious for the average perlmonks, it can be carried by private messaging.
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And our nodes in the monastery are redactional wheels too. They may rehash what have been said before over and over. It may
appear like a work of Sysiphus. It is not.
And my Englih will eventually improve if you msg me my mistakes :)