Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Syntactic Confectionery Delight
 
PerlMonks  

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.


Comment on Re: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
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.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1051751]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others perusing the Monastery: (4)
As of 2015-07-05 10:39 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (61 votes), past polls