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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


    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?

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