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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Wednesday July 26, 2006
09:57 AM

Please do it

[ #30434 ]
I've been hearing a lot of talk recently about how people are looking forward to doing something for $random_technology_which_isn't_finished yet, but they'll hold off until it is finished. Here's a tip: you can do it now, and without that technology. Don't wait for new technology. Don't wait for new software. Real something is always worth more than potential something. Please do it now instead!
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  • It comes from trying programs from some svn repository that will be "going to CPAN real soon now" and being swamped in bugs, and not being able to add a dependency because it doesn't exist on CPAN.

    It comes from code that sorta works, that is going to never get beyond sorta works.

    It comes from knowing in advance you are going to have to submit 20 or 30 bug reports just to get the thing somewhat usable, and not having the time to invest in it right now, because you are writing 20 or 30 bugs for some other thi