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  • the other 25000 lines of code XML::Feed loads. Modules rock and all but sometimes I wonder should it take me 20 minutes to install something because it has a bazillion dependencies. Each of those is something bad waiting to happen.

    • Are you optimizing for machine performance or developer performance? In my experience, the latter is way more important these days, and CPAN is the best accelerant in the Perl world.

      And, your point about bugs in other people's modules is sometimes valid, but in general I've found that other people write better code in their area of expertise than I write outside of my expertise.

      RSS/Atom is one of those areas where expertise *really* matters. Have you ever seen some of the test cases Sam Ruby has for the Python feed validator? Yikes!