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Re^2: The Perl Crackpot Index

by autarch (Hermit)
on Jul 27, 2005 at 15:29 UTC ( #478641=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The Perl Crackpot Index
in thread The Perl Crackpot Index

The functionality provided by DateTime absolutely should be in core.

Eek, no! The DT stuff needs to keep up with leap second and time zone change announcements, so it needs its own release schedule. We'd have to figure out a way to release data packages separately from what's in the core.

Of course, in theory, I can see why this should be in the core, just because it's the kind of low-level data type that you want for programming.

But given how easy CPAN is to use, is it really a big barrier? I think the big problem, as usual, is that there's lots of similar stuff to wade through. Fortunately, DateTime seems to have enough of a following these days that every time there's a datetime programming question, at least one respondent says "use DateTime", so the word is out.

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[usemodperl]: sorry veltro, venting...
[usemodperl]: (is that wrong marto?)
[aitap]: usemodperl: maybe it's you who has changed
[marto]: demonstrably yes, since you claim to want a safe space, your definition for which seems to be a place where you can name call, make things up or otherwise post without being challenged
[usemodperl]: no that's not it at all, meant safe for perl people, to not be hounded by weirdos obsessed with things like... whitespace :-)
[choroba]: I'm definitely not obsessed with whitespace, I rate myself among Perl people, and I haven't noticed any hounding
[marto]: "no it's not that"...."weirdos "...
[marto]: List EXE_FILES installed by CPAN so a couple of people suggest that your code looks obfuscated. I'd have to ageree, from the perspective of those who can't follow all of that one liner, it doesn't read well
Veltro is a weirdo, obsessed with whitespace
[marto]: to use the word "obsession" when so few people have said so little about it is grasping at staws

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