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Re: perlBB project

by barbie (Deacon)
on Jan 17, 2007 at 07:56 UTC ( #595042=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to perlBB project

What benefits are there over Yet another Bulletin Board?

I've been using YaBB for The Scooter Do forums and it's been easy to install, set up and change the CSS and templates. It's written in Perl and doesn't require a DB backend either.

Barbie | Birmingham Perl Mongers user group |

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Re^2: perlBB project
by DrHyde (Prior) on Jan 17, 2007 at 10:35 UTC
    You've obviously never taken a good look at the source for YaBB! I have, and I'd rather catch syphilis than use it again. I have muttered about it at greater length elsewhere.
      I don't know anything about YaBB, but I find your rant against it less than convincing. There are a number of modules (mine among them) which have horrible ugly, stupid, repetitive code in them. That doesn't *necessarily* mean that they don't mostly function as they should. Your rant was published almost 3 years ago and YaBB has aparently been a live project in that time ... I dunno if they improved the code you complained about, but they well might have. I also find your argument about using a usenetish approach rather than a web approach to be an example of "coder thinking about a non-coder issue". Yes, sure usenet can do anything web can do better ... technically. But that doesn't mean it's the same experience from the user's viewpoint. Anyway, nothing personal, your rant on your pet peeves just provoked this rant on my pet peeves. :-)
        I just took a look at the code, and it's still rather horrible. No strict or warnings, no modules, long if/else branches, html embedded throughout the code, and a lot of Perl4-looking crap.

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