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Re(2): Writing a large application in perl?

by FoxtrotUniform (Prior)
on Jun 18, 2002 at 21:46 UTC ( [id://175502] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Writing a large application in perl?
in thread Writing a large application in perl?

    Plan a design before you start.[...] Plan to throw away at least one design and start over.

Try to keep your design fairly compartmentalized, and loosely coupled. That way, when you do find a flaw in your first design, you don't have to throw everything away: some of the code you've already written will easily work with your new code. (For instance, if you're always updating a database the same way, and you keep the database update code well-separated from everything else, you won't need to make any changes to it when you realize that your interface code is hopelessly screwed, trash it, and start over.)

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