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Itís not that I have trouble figuring out how to use File::Find, and I doubt all the experienced programmers who are outspoken about its interface have any either. Iíve made it do a lot of things it was probably never meant to. But doing simple things is much less simple than it could be, and some of the hard things are not even possible at all Ė in short, the interface runs counter to general Perl philosophy.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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Re^3: What makes File::Find's interface so commonly hated
by tphyahoo (Vicar) on Jul 17, 2006 at 18:20 UTC
    Maybe more experienced people and less experienced people hate File::Find in a different way.

    ;)

    As for me, I've learned to appreciate it, like a cranky old table saw that isn't always completely predictable, but that I rely on to get the job done.