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Hi Juerd,
That's kinda freaky as just today I looked at some code I wrote 10 years ago. It was my first public facing script capturing input from a HTML form page. I couldn't stop laughing, it was 500+ lines long, today I could condense it to 40 lines (or less with a bit of golf).

To continue the laugh, back then due to the fact I didn't go to college or Uni (fully self taught) I had no concept of Db's, flatfile or relational and for the big giggle I'd sussed array's but had no idea what the hell a hash was (in those days known as an associative array).

It was truly awful, no security, no error checking and certainly no sanity checking. I hadn't heard of CPAN yet either (not to mention POD, so yup, comments like "# This sub does stuff" were in there too).

So ++ to you for bringing this up, I have learnt much since, from work colleagues and from the monastery. I'm still chuckling now with some of the syntax that I remember from "back in the day" that 'seemed' logical at the time but "oh dear" was just "wrong, wrong, wrong".

That's made my day that has, thank you.


In reply to Re: Worst thing you ever made with Perl by barrd
in thread Worst thing you ever made with Perl by Juerd

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