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Re: Reinvent a broken wheel?

by flounder99 (Friar)
on Jul 07, 2003 at 18:20 UTC ( #272060=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Reinvent a broken wheel?

Have you tried contacting the author? Most will gladly accept patches (as long as they work) Even if the patch is a complete rewrite. (again as long as it works better)

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Re: Re: Reinvent a broken wheel?
by nysus (Vicar) on Jul 07, 2003 at 18:25 UTC
    Yeah, I thought about it, but honestly I really haven't written enough Perl programs to be the guy's peer. I'm borderline newbie/intermediate in my programming skills.

    That's why I was I thinking about approaching him/them after I come up with my solution.

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      Approach now. I did that with PDF::Template and discovered that he had a lot of good ideas on top of mine. He was also extremely happy to hand over maintainership to someone more excited about continuing on the work. Hey, you never know! :-)

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