>From: Peter Dominey <pdominey@...>
>Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 09:29:09 -0600
>While not a Perl guru, hence my subscription to this group, I have to
>concur with your thoughts.
I've been told a guru is one who knows 10% more than the person asking
the question <grin>..
>I too have very strong suspicion that so much of the code today is buggy
>and error prone because there is no strong desire or requirement to
>produce clean, efficient, tight code.
I was recently tasked to re-write a shell script file monitor in perl..
Reading the shell script, I came to the point in which the code determined
the file name, and then performed a read of the directory, loading in each
occurance of the file name into an array, then looping though the array,
calculating how many file names were returned, and then added some logic
get the correct file..
While the code to do this was fairly nice and compact, the way the filename
was constructed, there could never be more than a single file name returned..
The whole section could have been done with a "if ( -e <filename> )".. I