I didn't write great code right away. Sometimes, I don't
even write good code now, and I'm always looking for
feedback about what I could have done different or better.
The point is that a beginner does not rewrite an expert's
code (CGI.pm here) and say "I have a better way".
This is not hubris. This is arrogance.
Only when you understand why CGI.pm is the size
that it is, can you build upon the art as an improvement.
There are a lot of things that have to be done right to
handle security; and a lot of others that also have to be
done to handle portability. There's a cost to that, and
you gotta pay the piper at some point; not cheat and pretend
you can get away without it.
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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