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Re: Re: Re: Re: Yahoo Currency Exchange Interface

by sparkyichi (Deacon)
on Dec 14, 2001 at 02:13 UTC ( #131794=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Yahoo Currency Exchange Interface
in thread Yahoo Currency Exchange Interface

Hmmm, I'd hate to disagree with you (I didn't vote you down), but I think it has a lot to do with why you are doing it. If you are writing it to learn more, then I think it is okay “reinvent the wheel.” I do however see your point that why do we need twenty WWW::Yahoo::Finance modules? I think that in this situation (practicing your Perl code) you would not want to submit your (duplicate) code to CPAN or something like that to provide a demonstration in futility. If your are working on a project, then it makes sense to use what is out there like you suggested. It saves you time and money plus there are thousand of Perl programmers for free QA on the CPAN modules. I think what generally happens here is people use Perl Monks to expand their knowledge and for constructive criticism on their code.

B.T.W. I would be interested in one of “dozens of interesting projects for you to work on instead.” Perhaps we could discuss it tonight at the meeting.

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