[Catalyst] So, what do we want in the -next- book?

Chris Weyl cweyl at alumni.drew.edu
Sat May 3 23:15:38 BST 2008

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 10:02 AM, Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 11:34:57AM -0500, Jonathan Rockway wrote:
>  > * On Tue, Apr 29 2008, Peter Corlett wrote:
>  [...]
> >> Right, and I need to read the entire Linux and libc source code to be
>  >> able to write a Unix application.
>  > It will help, yes.
>  It may well help, but it is not necessarily the best approach. The source
>  code to a library is too low-level for a user of the library to really get a
>  grip on how all the pieces fit together and are intended to be used.

Perhaps oddly, with Perl I've often found reading the _tests_ to be
more helpful than wading through the source of a library, particularly
if it builds on top of other code.  (Of course, this presupposes a
good test suite, but...)


Chris Weyl
Ex astris, scientia

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