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Re: Re: Re: "Rites of Passage" wheel reinventing

by kvale (Monsignor)
on Feb 26, 2004 at 22:35 UTC ( #332121=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: "Rites of Passage" wheel reinventing
in thread "Rites of Passage" wheel reinventing

I think you missed my point.

Creating something new is not the mistake. Creating something new without looking at what is already available is the mistake.

For instance, in your pet data dumper project, I bet you looked at Data::Dumper to see if it would do what you wanted. It did not, so you probably looked for ideas about the API, how to deal with circular refs, etc. So when time came to create code, you had the benefit of all that previous effort, allowing you to announce a module that already felt somewhat familiar and had more chance of being a successful meme.

-Mark


Comment on Re: Re: Re: "Rites of Passage" wheel reinventing
Re: Re: Re: Re: "Rites of Passage" wheel reinventing
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Feb 26, 2004 at 22:40 UTC

    I think you missed my point.

    Yep sure did. And you're right, I spent an awful long time poring over the Dumper.pm and Dump.pm sources before I wrote my first real attempt. My first shabby attempt (immortalized here) predates that research pretty much, and frankly shows it.


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    demerphq

      First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
      -- Gandhi


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