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Ahhh that old chestnut again.

While 'rolling your own' is generally accepted as a really dumb thing to do, I think it's a little rough to slap the hand of anybody who even looks like they're reaching for the self constructed apple.

It's just one of those 'real world' type things that tend to happen. Despite what the rest of the world may be doing, it *might* just be faster, easier and a whole lot easier not to go with a precooked module from CPAN.

This is not a mini tirade directed at Tye, just an airing of petty groan that seems more and more applicable as the days progress. :)

What happened to TMTOWTDI? Yeah CPANs great and I'm sure Everything::Cured is just around the corner but do we have to ram it down the throat of every poor sap that asks for advice?

My advice: Sure give a subtle plug for your pick of CPAN stuff but if the poor soul is requesting advice for a CPAN free solution, try offering a CPAN free solution... even if it is just the same code handcopied across. :)

In reply to Re: (tye)Re: 'Tailing' a File? by lzcd
in thread 'Tailing' a File? by madhatter

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