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Re: Use modules or roll your own?

by Maclir (Curate)
on Jul 29, 2002 at 14:49 UTC ( #186000=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Use modules or roll your own?

I would disagree with calling a Perl module a "black box". Maybe a "dark box", "light grey box", or a "cream box", depending on one's knowledge of Perl. Remember, with all Perl code the source is available for you to examine - and even modify if you wish. For someone wishing to learn about a new aspect of Perl, seeing how one welliimplemented solution approached a problem is an excellent way to learn.

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Re: Re: Use modules or roll your own?
by sedhed (Scribe) on Jul 29, 2002 at 16:22 UTC

    Oh yeah! If I had a dime for every new concept or nifty trick I learned from poking around in someone else's module code, well I'd be eatin' steak instead of ramen.... 8)


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