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Re: Challenge Problem: Merging Network Addresses

by Dominus (Parson)
on Oct 12, 2001 at 21:10 UTC ( #118530=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Challenge Problem: Merging Network Addresses
in thread Challenge Problem: Merging Network Addresses

Says tachyon:

Of course if you patched the module with XS and your C code there would be :-)
Not really. The C program is a complete program that solves this one specific problem. There's nowhere in the Net::CIDR interface to 'patch'; the module doesn't do what this program does, and this program doesn't implement any of the functions that Net::CIDR does.

Even if I did put it in, there wouldn't be any benefit. At present, you could compile my program and then use:

#!/usr/bin/perl system("mjd-merge-blocks inputfile > outputfile");
Then you could call it a "Perl solution", but it wouldn't really be one. Hacking my code into Net::CIDR wouldn't be a "Perl solution" either.

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Mark Dominus
Perl Paraphernalia


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