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domm (4030)

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Just in case you like to know, I'm currently full-time father of 2 kids, half-time Perl hacker, sort-of DJ, bicyclist, no longer dreadlocked and 33 years old

I'm also head of [], maintainer of the CPANTS [] project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee [] and the YAPC Europe Foundation [].

I've got stuff on CPAN [], held various talks [] and organised YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna [].

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Friday December 16, 2005
08:56 AM

"fun" job

[ #28024 ]

Somebody approached me to rescue a very late project. It should be done today, I got on board yesterday...

But only today I took a first real look at the code. It features:

  • self written CGI param parser
  • self written templating system
  • self written DB (mini) abstraction
  • one very big if-elsif-block as a "dispatcher"
  • it's plain CGI
  • aprox. 30 different templates, all with the same header stuff inlined (but some digging in the code revealed some include-like functionality)
  • the templating system only recognises commands if they begin in the first column of the line
  • and probably some more niceties

The project is low budget and on a thight schedule, so I'll fight my urge to rewrite everything and stick with this mid-90s retro code. At least they use strict (if only 'vars')...

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