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Re: Do Open Source programs have to be pretty inside?

by ikegami (Pope)
on Dec 01, 2004 at 18:43 UTC ( #411529=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Do Open Source programs have to be pretty inside?
in thread Pearls (not really) of Perl programming

Does a useful program become less useful because the implementation is ugly?

Yes, I would say so. A less maintainable program results in longer development times for bug fixes and security patches. A less maintainable program also has a greater chance of having a bug introduced whenever the program is changed.

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[LanX]: quick survey ... Module::Build, ExtUtils:: ModuleMaker or Module::Starter ?
[Your Mother]: Module::Install
[Your Mother]: :P
[LanX]: Moma knows best! ;-)
[Your Mother]: I am quite aware that Module::Build is MUCH more in favor with many monks but I had trouble with it every time I tried to use it and trouble with CPAN stuff that used it too.
[Your Mother]: Take my advice with a grain of salt. I haven't done a new CPAN release in years at this point.
[LanX]: I want to author a new module for CPAN w/o complicated build structure
[LanX]: ther is also Dist::Zilla :-/
[LanX]: How to make a CPAN Module Distribution from 2002

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