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07-24-2008, 12:28 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
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It may be, but there's never anything wrong with competition either. Everything I've ever read learning PHP has always said "don't do this yourself! Other people have done it! Use their work!". I say, I'll learn from their work, yes, and then do my own for the most part, because creating an entire application out of bits and pieces of other peoples work feels to me like cheating. It's not mine.
Also, there's nothing wrong with reinventing the wheel sometimes. If the first caveman made it square, where would we be if the second hadn't made it round? Or the third made it out of rubber?
I do believe you could say that the first cavemen made the first of it's kind, then considering the innovation of it being round by the second, eh?
So likely, you can make it better.
That's what you're doing, yes?
Making a better user authentication & mysql backend system.
So really, you're not reinventing it, you're just making it better. :P Maybe in different code but still, you're making it a better user auth&mysql backend. :D
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself... All progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw
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