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Re^3: Help in manipulating values from two arrays

by GrandFather (Saint)
on Mar 24, 2007 at 21:57 UTC ( #606437=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Help in manipulating values from two arrays
in thread Help in manipulating values from two arrays

All problems that can be solved using a module (written by someone else) can be solved without using the module. It's just that you may end up rewriting the module! Redoing hundred or thousands of hours of work may be a good way of learning, but it doesn't get the task at hand achieved in a timely fashion.

Of course if you really want to learn stuff try solving the same problems in assembly language or Ook! - you'll learn all sorts of stuff about frustration and low productivity, but those are probably not the things you want to learn.

One of the important lessons to learn here is that there are a lot of very clever people writing modules for Perl and making them freely available. Using those modules can save you a lot of time. Peeking at the internals of those modules can teach you a lot about coding techniques. Using modules you can win both ways - learning and saving time.


DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel
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Re^4: Help in manipulating values from two arrays
by zerogeek (Monk) on Mar 25, 2007 at 02:32 UTC
    Grandfather-
    I didn't mean to be disrespectful in any way. I was only trying to point out how my brain is trying to work out the problems. I have trouble understanding how to use the modules.

    With that in mind, after reading your response, I learned a bit about them. I am going to take a look at some of the code that I have that uses modules and try to look into the module itself. That just might be the ticket!

    Thanks for your response :)

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