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From "G.W. Haywood" <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: modperl-2.0/lib/ModPerl
Date Fri, 14 Apr 2000 20:43:07 GMT
Hi All,

> On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Stas Bekman wrote:
> > > It seems that TIMTOWTDI is going to die soon as everybody tells
> > > me that I should code as shown in "OO Perl" and ""Algorithms
> > > with Perl" :(
> On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Doug MacEachern wrote:
> > i'm using '' vs. "" because '' is faster for Perl to parse and
> > faster for me to parse.

I don't want to get involved in an unproductive semi-religious war or
anything, but I'd just like to caution against change for (what seems
little more than) the sake of change.

I think it was our Lord Chancellor in about 1980 who said:

"If a thing ain't broke, don't mend it".

Never was this advice more valuable than when given to software
hackers.  The issue of compile and execution times is a red herring.
If you care that much about CPU cycles you'll at least get out
Kernighan & Ritchie.

One of the most frequent causes of software failures is fiddling about
with the code to make it prettier or to satisfy some other lust.  If
it works and has been tested by thousands of people, please leave it
alone unless you have a *very* good reason to brea^H^H^H^H touch it:)

A. User.

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