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Re: Is less than Regex woes

Subject: Re: Is less than Regex woes
From: EASY buzzhost.co.uk
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 04:02:14 +0100
Newsgroups: perl.beginners

On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 14:03 -0400, Chas. Owens wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 11:58, EASY
> buzzhost.co.uk<hlug090104@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 19:50 +0530, Gurunandan R. Bhat wrote:
> >> I am sure that someone will write a regex for you that will work.
> >> However, why not use Mail::Log::Parse::Postfix (this is a Postfix log
> >> right?) and getting the parameters you want is as easy as
> >> $logline->{to} .. well almost :)
> > Because it is overkill and will probably save me only a few lines of
> > code for what I am doing.
> snip
> 
> This statement shows me that you do understand what modules are for.
> They aren't there to save you lines of code.  Modules are about giving
> to the community.  Even if all you do is use the module you are giving
> back to the community.  The more people who use a module, the more
> standard it becomes.  Modules that are very standard make it easy to
> work on different code bases.  Also, by using a module you may uncover
> an obscure bug.  By reporting that bug, you start the process of
> fixing the problem, not only for yourself, but also for anyone else
> who uses the module.
> 
> Everytime you decide to whip up your own version (without making it a
> module and putting it on CPAN), you are contributing to the
> [DarkPAN][1].
> 
> [1]: http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?darkpan
> 
> -- 
> Chas. Owens
> wonkden.net
> The most important skill a programmer can have is the ability to read.
> 
I'm looking for where I asked for your opinion? I don't see it
anywhere :-) I'm not interested in the anal politics so please GET OUT
MORE OFTEN.


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