in reply to Re: Review: CGI::Prototype
in thread Review: CGI::Prototype

Don't be too flattered :) See merlyn likes to be able to say "I didn't like this other thing, so I wrote my own" without looking too hard and C::A made an easy target (easy).

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Re^3: Review: CGI::Prototype
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 03, 2004 at 20:41 UTC
    File::Finder one-upped File::Find quite nicely. His replacements have usually been good. I tend to look at hold his modules, Damian's, Simon Cozens', and Brian Ingerson's a little higher in regard ... but only because respect is earned. They write things that do good work for me. Note: I'm not Merlyn.
      I think you mean File::Finder vs File::Find::Rule. And in fact, that's true. I looked at the prior art in File::Find::Rule, even the implementation, and decided I could do better. And I both acknowledge that in the docs (about FFR), I also embrace the existing FFR plugins with my own "ffr" method in File::Finder.

      But everyone seems uppity that I'm trying to do the same thing with CGI::Application. No, please, no. I looked at everything out there for what I needed for my client. Nothing worked. I didn't set out to define a "better CGI::Application". I set out to define a generic MVC metacontroller that would easily subclass to be the controllers I needed for a few of my clients. Nobody has done that. CGI::Application isn't it, nor does it pretend to be it.

      So, please stop comparing this to CGI::Application, any more than you'd compare Template Toolkit to Embperl. They're not the same class of framework. They have different goals.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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        I still don't understand why File::Finder is better than File::Find::Rule. I haven't looked into the internals, but the FFer API feels much clunkier than FFR's. I've given the module the benefit of the doubt repeatedly, but it just feels like a step back from FFR.

        How exactly did you intend for FFer to be better than FFR?

        Makeshifts last the longest.