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Re: Tact and the Monastery

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Sep 14, 2002 at 16:55 UTC ( #197896=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Tact and the Monastery

Interesting ... we just hired a new programmer and I recommended that he get an account here. His code seems good and solid and I definitely signed off on his code review. However, he has had no exposure to the Perl community. Personally, I was rather surprised by that as I've noticed that there tends to be a correlation between code quality and exposure to the community (and I don't just mean Perlmonks).

I have had the same experience as you regarding self-improvement since I've come to this site. I've heard some complain about the signal to noise ratio or they think that the Monks are too dogmatic, but while I would choose different labels, I wouldn't disagree with those statements: these qualities often foster spirited debate and when I get to read long threads of pros and cons of a particular thing, I actually have a chance to see a variety of viewpoints. When's the last time you saw that in some dusty ol' computer book? :)

Cheers,
Ovid

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Re^2: Tact and the Monastery
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Sep 14, 2002 at 17:04 UTC
    They complain about signal to noise ratio..? These must be some rather picky folks. I honestly haven't seen anything that beats the monastery in that regard.

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