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CPAN, the <code>use</code>able FAQ

by princepawn (Parson)
on Oct 12, 2001 at 04:54 UTC ( #118382=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    Re: CPAN, the codeuse/codeable FAQ
    by jepri (Parson) on Oct 12, 2001 at 07:42 UTC
      Very slick, PrincePawn. However if I may pick a bone, Quantum::Superpositions doesn't actually do physics. It's better name would be Math::SetTheory because what it really does is provide the union, intersection, Min{} and Max{} operators for use on sets. It is regrettably not very useful for extracting information from waveforms, or building waveforms from observed data.

      The superposition aspect of the module is supposed to be the idea that operators act on the 'states' of the object, but in reality it is doing operations on a set of discreet elements.

      Don't think that I'm bagging it out, I use it heavily and love it. But it would be false advertising to tell people that perl does Quantum Superpositions.

      I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

        5{ think that I'm bagging it out, </code> Without looking, I think some of Jarko Hietaniemi's(or however you spell that guy's name) modules such as Set::Scalar or Set::Bag or the Multiset one might replicate it's functionality.
    Re: CPAN, the codeuse/codeable FAQ
    by VSarkiss (Monsignor) on Oct 12, 2001 at 15:51 UTC

      And lest we forget:

      • My life is miserably lonely, can Perl help me Bone::Easy?
      • I'm wasting toner printing these modules. Can I Acme::Bleach them?
      • I'm in awe of Erudil's ob-fu. Instead of a camel, can I make an Acme::Pony?

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