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Re^2: Switch the odd/even elements of an array (OT: no CPAN constraint)

by jaredor (Curate)
on Mar 05, 2011 at 04:24 UTC ( #891536=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Switch the odd/even elements of an array (OT: no CPAN constraint)
in thread Switch the odd/even elements of an array

Sorry, I should have been more precise: The lack of CPAN is a fact at my place of employ, not a policy.

The scripts I write are just for myself to get my work done. The maintenance problem happens when a friend asks to use one of my scripts. I could tell them to put my personal bin directory in the front of their PATH, but my conscience compels me instead to give them a script that works without any dependencies upon my environment. Why, hello perl5.8 with no CPAN. (Now when I get laid off, my friends' scripts will still keep on working :-)

This was a request for an idiom, so I'm not that concerned about copying code and corresponding quality concerns.

That being said, there are lot of excellent answers here.

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