Perl career progression
mikem at open.com.au
Tue Sep 9 02:51:35 CDT 2003
On Tue, 9 Sep 2003 05:33 pm, Peter G. Martin wrote:
> Nathan Bailey:
> On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 12:28:23 +1000, you wrote:
> > (It would be interesting to me to hear what substantial applications
> > have been written in perl in the Australian context -- can be vague,
> > but who has written something of more than 5,000 lines and what did it
> > do, at a very broad level? e.g. billing system, etc.)
I wasnt following the context of this request, so I dont know if a response
from a commercial software vendor is appropriate, but....
Radiator Radius Server is written here in Mel.
Currently stands at about 30,000 lines, mostly in optional plugin modules.
Its sold around the world.
> Well i was once +nearly+ up to that level with a system for document
> conversion and control and storage and reconversion etc.. and automatic
> configuration file documentation and printing etc. But then,
> in the proper manner, I found module after module in CPAN that did most
> of that for me -- and it came down by about 75% in line counts. And should
> have come down more... except that it worked.
> But then, Perl and CPAN'll do that sort of thing to you :-)
> --Peter M
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