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Re: A corrolary to TMTOWTDI

by jorg (Friar)
on May 28, 2001 at 20:52 UTC ( #83754=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A corrolary to TMTOWTDI

  • maybe he doesn't have access to the CPAN archive
  • maybe he just wanted to share his code with us, regardless whether this had been CPAN'ed already
  • some people might not have axx to the CPAN repository (not many but i'm sure they're around), or don't know it exists
  • reinventing the wheel is unproductive for the company/project , but then again not all wheels are perfectly round and thus can use some re-engineering. The learning process while reinventing is valuable too !


    "Do or do not, there is no try" -- Yoda
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    Re: Re: A corrolary to TMTOWTDI
    by petdance (Parson) on May 28, 2001 at 21:12 UTC
      Read his reply, where he says "Thanks ... this would have saved me quite some time ..."

      I'm not picking on him. I'm not saying he's a bad person. There's really no need for you to defend him. I'm trying to find a way for us as a community to help promote the CPAN so that cases like this, where someone reinvents the wheel but didn't want to, are minimized.

      some people might not have axx to the CPAN repository (not many but i'm sure they're around), or don't know it exists

      Aha! The very point I'm trying to make.

      Perhaps next time you'll want to read what's been written before wasting time with irrelevant and incorrect hypotheses.


      %_=split/;/,".;;n;u;e;ot;t;her;c; ".   #   Andy Lester
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        You're basicly right.
        But just don't hit people too hard
        (I'm not saying you did)
        If they're not aware of some less knowns/obscure modules, or miss them during their search or avoid them for whatever reason(limited shell, VERY simple solution needed...)

        I think CPAN is just one of the numerous way to do it
        (and often the best) but just let people choose (or simply be ignorant...)

        "Only Bad Coders Code Badly In Perl" (OBC2BIP)
        I wasn't defending him nor did I say you were picking on him.

        I read his reply and it said "Oh well ... I finally got to use 'eval' ... now that's worth something ;-)" This proves my point #4.

        If you can't value a critical note for whatever reason you should refrain from posting open topics (and thus "wasting our time" as you so nicely put it)


        "Do or do not, there is no try" -- Yoda

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