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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by KM (4) on 2004.02.19 18:08 (#28602) Journal
    I was asked to work on a new project. When I got the specs I said "hey, this looks a lot like Apache with special configurations, I don't want to rewrite Apache, and a few Apache modules, with Perl since there's.. well, Apache. Let's just use Apache!" But no, I was to forge on. Then, every week new specs/features came to me. I always said "Hey, this is also in Apache.. I keep rewriting more and more of a wheel which is already very round. Let's just use Apache!" Anyways... I named it CrApache. Not because the code was crappy (because it wasn't) but because it was pretty crappy to be rewriting Apache (and it was also a semi-subtle way to voice my opinion of the project).

    Ultimately, when I was on vacation someone else said at a meeting "Hey, what Kevin is doing is already done with Apache. We should use Apache!" I returned from vacation, and 2 weeks later* I figured out my original proposal for using Apache was being done and someone else was touting they had an epiphany.

    * I put my notice in about 3 weeks later