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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I personally think that the word "framework" is a heavily overloaded term these days. If I were to give my own definition (which is surely not the correct one, only how I personally view them) it would be "a collection of software libraries that you work /within/ to create an application". By "within" I mean that the set of libraries tends to envelop your code in such a way that the end user/consumer of your code rarely has direct connection with your code itself, but instead iteracts with some layer of th

  • A library proves a piece of functionality that can be dropped into a program.

    A framework defines the outside boundaries of the problem to be solved, and assists in the solution.

    Library is like this...

    Framework is like this

    |-->FRAMEWORK...PROBLEM...FRAMEWORK--|

    The key distinction here for me is that if you use a bad library, you can swap it out for a better one.

    If you hit the limits of your framework, you are in much bigger trouble.
  • As far as consensus is concerned, FWIW let me tell you that I agree with you. Or is that the "old" you, now?

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    -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__