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JAPH. (That's right -- I'm not Really Inexperienced any more.)

I'm not just here, I'm here [perlmonks.org], and here [javajunkies.org] too, I ramble randomly in my philosophical blog [blogspot.com] and my other blog [blogspot.com]. Soon I'll come in a convenient six-pack.

Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Friday June 14, 2002
02:58 PM

Little Triumphs

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I guess I've always been easily impressed. I'm not "Oooh, shiny!" all the time or something, but all the same, I find myself smiling and grinning at things that other people find either mundane or hopelessly arcane.

Take DBD::CSV. (Please. *rim shot*) It impresses me greatly that I'm going to be able to work out simple SQL on DBD::CSV, and then, essentially just by changing my use DBD::CSV; to use DBD::MySQL; , I'll be able to use roughly the same syntax with MySQL.

I realize that this is the goal of modular code -- to be able to use as much of one thing in another, and to provide standardized syntax as much as possible for things that should have standardized syntax. I further realize that it didn't happen all by itself; it was the effort of other people that allows such neat, easy tricks.

I can't help it. I think it's really, really slick.

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  • There's also DBD::Sprite, descended from the Sprite module developed for the first edition of O'Reilly's CGI Programming on the World Wide Web. Or to be really fun there's DBD::Excel. Matt Sergeant was also working on writing a DBD for a standalone file-based database awhile back; it was in his journal.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers