brian d foy, About Perl for BuiltInPerl.com

One of my first CPAN modules was Business::ISBN , a module I made to solve a dirty data problem a publishing customer handed me. In their large Excel file representing their catalog of books, they knew they had a lot of bad data. It hadn't really mattered too much before they had a website because the editors and sales people knew what the data should be; the web not so much. Could I fix it? Although it mi ...

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Working on legacy code

2016-11-16 10:30:36 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

It’s hard, difficult and at times even downright horrible. Badly written Perl legacy code is a scary monster that can make developers change programming languages and unfortunately there are quite a few situations when this happened. Legacy code has a somewhat dark and dreadful tone to it. When you think there’s more than one way to do it you get excited at the freedom that it offers. On the other hand when you think that you have to maintain something written a few years ago, or ...

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