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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Thursday February 19, 2009
04:55 PM

File::Find::Rule, follow up

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The truth is after my previous journal entry I went on to write a program that just takes the output of UNIX find. :) But I didn't finish, and I got pulled off of that project until later, so when I come back I may do something else.

Contrary to popular belief, I did not conclude that File::Find::Rule was dead!!! Nothing of the sort! I saw the date, and thought "That looks odd," and decided to ask. And provoked a great little discussion to come back to, in the process.

I actually wondered if the truth wasn't "The module is doing so well nobody's seen a need to update it since then." But I also thought it was entirely possible that work had carried on under a different name, much as WWW::Mechanize took off from its predecessor module (whose name I don't even remember at this point, but whose author was Kirrily "skud" Robert, IIRC).

I am quite glad to see that ack's approach can be accessed through File::Next. I will probably look into that at some point.

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  • It was originally WWW::Automate, and I knew I was going to change the API so it needed a new name.


    • Oh, yeah! I used to remember those days a lot better than I do, now.

      I remember I thought it was a really cool project idea back then, but it wasn't until it became WWW::Mechanize that I really found it usable.

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Oh, and I remember that for a long time I thought the new name wasn't as good as the old. Apparently since then my subconscious has changed my mind for me, since I didn't even remember the old. :)

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