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by Parham (Friar)
on Feb 04, 2002 at 23:24 UTC ( #143315=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to OOP

As stupid as it may seem now... i have taken all of your suggestions into a lot of consideration, read links you posted, and well... you are right, i shouldn't reinvent the wheel. I don't remember which post i read this from, but "if it's distributed with perl, it's just as good to use as the functions built into the core of perl". My obvious followup question would be "why isn't it programmed into core perl then?" which i don't think anyone wants to get into. So i'll admit defeat, and thank anyone who even remotely posted about the stupidity which i showed.

So anyone looking for an apprentice to teach about perl ;) (don't take as a joke if you are)

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Re: Re: OOP
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Feb 11, 2002 at 13:50 UTC
    For most of us, "core perl" includes silly things like CGI, DBI, strict, as well as 10,000 other modules that get distributed with Perl. I would NEVER take a job programming in an environment where I had to roll all of my own stuff. It's ridiculous. It would be like going into a C++ shop and being told you couldn't use the String class. What's the point?!?

    Many of those modules you're balking at using actually change how "core perl" works. Don't ask me how - I'm not that smart. But, I know they do.

    In addition, they work. This is all I need to know. They are "black boxes" to me. I push button X and light Y turns on. I let go and it turns off. I can repeat this to my heart's content. That's the point behind modular programming.

    Think of it this way - you use a computer, but I'll bet you've never designed a circuit board, transformer, keyboard, CRT, or operating system. Yet, you use them as "black boxes" all the time. Just think of a module as you would a monitor. :-)

    We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

    Don't go borrowing trouble. For programmers, this means Worry only about what you need to implement.

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