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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Well put, Dave.

    I think there is a sweet spot if you are really to go with simple designs. In that case you find solutions that are all of well-vetted, fairly dependency free, fast and memory-frugal.

    I think CGI::Application, CGI.pm, and HTML::Template would all generally fit here.

    Just because a solution is simple doesn't mean it has to be a compromise or not complete. There was a day when these kind of solutions were referred to as "elegant".

    • I think you're missing my point. There's no one solution that meets everyone's needs.

      Simple is good, but simple is relative to the person and problem. CGI::Application seems a bit too simple for my needs. OTOH, I think Jifty is too much. That doesn't mean either of those solutions is wrong for someone else. I'm sure for some people CGI::Application is just enough glue, and for others Jifty makes their life much easier.

      For me, CGI::Application, CGI.pm, and HTML::Template don't work so great. They work for yo

      • I think you're missing my point. There's no one solution that meets everyone's needs.

        I meant to convey that I do very much agree with this point.

        I just wanted to extended it to clarify that sometimes there are actually sweet spots between choosing features which seem at odds which each other.

        Partly we are acknowledging that people have different underlying philosophies about what a good balance of features is, so what I consider a sweet spot may not seem like one to you.

        This is an important discussion to

        • This is an important discussion to have now because it seems like lately the Perl community has gotten away from a spirit of TIMTOWTDI to more of "One Right Way" attitude.

          I'd like to see the Perl community adopt an attitude of "Make the default not suck for everyone".