Jun 21, 2002, 5:07 AM
Post #4 of 7
Re: [uri] E-mail address extraction from text
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I agree that CPAN modules should be referred to. However, in my case, and
I am sure it is true for others, if the module is not available from Activestate
for Win32 and since my background in compiling Perl modules is not strong,
and since I do not have a C compiler on my Win32 machine, I sometimes have
to create code that duplicates CPAN efforts already done.
Sure, some modules really do not need compiling when they are completely
done in Perl. These cases sort of help avoid duplication, but sometimes at
their own cost. If you have to deal with an IT infrastructure team that does
not adapt well to change, getting even simple PM's added to your Perl Lib can
be difficult. Then you spend time modifying the code, creating directories in your
own cgi-bin and testing that it can make use of the standard modules
Still, overall, you are right. They should be used where practical. Maybe there
should be some articles in The Learning Center to explain where to get a free
C compiler, and how to make a PM to install it. I do not have the expertise
to do so, but others do it all the time and could teach others to do the same.
Thanks for the tip on the module. I will check it out for my future use.
print unpack"u*",pack "h*",$a,"\n\n";