On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 23:39, Joshua Kehn <josh.k...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Why not use one of the countless, not to mention secure and stable cookie > management systems available? If it's an exercise cool, I misunderstood. > > I'm not one to normally shun people rolling their own code, lord knows I've > done it more then once or twice, but there are some things I wouldn't touch > with a ten foot pool, and cookie management is one of them. The other would > be things like CSV parsers or text manipulations.
The use of existing packages is so increasingly prevalent that I have the unfortunate displeasure of knowing many "developers" who do nothing but this, yet who can't even answer simple questions about general coding, and who cry and complain that a "previous developer" must have borked something. I think Donovan is right on track here --- he's just getting started, and challenging himself to learn the language at a deeper level. That will make him a developer, not just a copy-and-paster. I do see from where it is you're coming, though, Josh --- once you've gotten the fundamentals, a lot of times it's easier - sometimes even a better idea - to use an existing, mature solution. What helps you to determine its value from a code standpoint? Your existing experience. -- </Daniel P. Brown> Network Infrastructure Manager Documentation, Webmaster Teams http://www.php.net/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php