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Re: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

by Ratazong (Prior)
on Aug 31, 2013 at 20:23 UTC ( #1051751=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

While a reply requiring another perl version than expected won't help the author of the question, it can still be benficial:

When posting a question to a public site like perlmonks, the answer is not only intended for the author, but also for the many lurking monks reading it. If they encounter a similar problem, they might be thankful that they get the advice that a feature in another perl-version might help them. They might not have the same version-constraints as the original author.


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Re^2: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
by vsespb (Hermit) on Aug 31, 2013 at 20:51 UTC
    When posting a question to a public site like perlmonks, the answer is not only inendet for the author, but also for the many lurking monks reading it
    Yes, I agree
    They might not have the same version-constraints as teh original author.
    Yes, but there should be some thin edge. Otherwise, when someone ask for solution for Win32, one may post Linux-only solution. Who knows, maybe it help someone.
      If you'd been here for a bit longer, and read, attentively, a few years worth of questions and answers, I think you'd find that posting a "Linux-only solution" rarely happens when OP specs Win32...

      What's more, if such an OS-only solution does appear it's usually coupled with an explanation of the limits of its inter-OS applicability... and often, with one or more hints about how to modify it for another OS.

      [Shoe-fitting time]: 1 Of course, some OP's write questions with insufficient information to provide useful replies and/or questions so broad as to constitute a request that someone (else!) do the review of the literature; the research and compilation of findings, if any and, when given replies suggesting methods for performing those actions, respond with abusive statements that respondent is maliciously withholding information or -- in the vernacular - 'doesn't have a clue.'

      1. C.f. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/if_the_shoe_fits
        If you'd been here for a bit longer, and read, attentively, a few years worth of questions and answers, I think you'd find that posting a "Linux-only solution" rarely happens when OP specs Win32...
        What's more, if such an OS-only solution does appear it's usually coupled with an explanation of the limits of its inter-OS applicability... and often, with one or more hints about how to modify it for another OS.
        That's actually what I would like to be true for questions with perl versions specified.

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