Aug 4, 2000, 11:34 PM
Post #1 of 4
my 2 red pennies worth..........
First off, i could not seem to find the appropriate board for this, but this one is the closest, so if you do not wish to hear my rantings (at which i wrote at 3:36 am, while on a caffine rush)Then do not read any further....
for the rest of you,
Let me start by saying i LOVE writing perl, i think it is very exhilerating writing scripts.
But, For the life of me, i cannot seem to figure out why on gods green earth anyone would want to use a module or lib (other than lazyness) I have looked into a few of them, and (most) of them are written very well, but they are built for multiple commends and functions, and from the use i have seen them used in, it is a HUGE waste of resources to take a rather large module (like perl.lib) and use it for 1 or 2 of its functions. everything that is written out in those modules are learnable by anyone serious about perl, i learned my perl from "perl for Dummies" on my own, and i feel that there is not anything in those modules that i cannot do on my own, modules seem like a lazymans (or womans) way of getting what they want without the work. I do not intend to insult anyone by this, but my thought is CMON, NO PAIN NO GAIN!. Besides, If you go through making scripts with only modules, are you REALLY learned in perl?? i think not, when the day comes (and it will for those that use the modules) that someone wants you to build a fast, effective, light on resource script, you will be rushing back to this forum and begging someone to "teach you perl in 24 hours".
Now, i know that some of you are going to say,
"it is faster to just use modules then to learn and write out perl"
but i say to that:
"it is also faster to die by running out in front of a bus, instead of waiting to grow old, but it does not mean it is wiser"
speed will never replace good old fashion dirt digging hard work.
So on this subject i say
Please, for your sanity and mine, please, please, learn PERL not modules.
I thank you for your time.