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Re^3: Is what you want available?

by hippo (Chancellor)
on Jun 10, 2017 at 09:15 UTC ( #1192468=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Is what you want available?
in thread Is what you want available?

I think we a bit of a terminology problem. Ordinal numbers are numbers.

They are, but not in the sense that you mean.

So all of these current modules are a bit misnamed themselves. It appears they only handle integers and decimals.

None of them expect to handle alphabetical string input (or AFAICT, complex input). That's not a misnaming, at least not on their part. Consider a chandlery called "Smith's Boatyard" which does a fine business outfitting RIBs and so on. Would you say they were misnamed because they do not cater for aircraft carriers?

Plenty of advice has been given elsewhere in this thread for how you might handle such quirks. Don't berate a solid, working, published module just because you believe that it should cater for something for which it was never designed.

Disclaimer: I am not the author or maintainer of any of the mentioned modules - it just riles me to see their efforts maligned for no good reason.

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