<toot>I like to think my node about Perl as a coffee house
explains the position well .. instead of posting right off the bat, hang out for a while and get the lay of the land. Then, when you think you know what you're talking about, ask a question.</toot>
And I'm reminded of an on-line community I belonged to in the past (don't think it was Perl Monks) where one of the members said that, being from Texas, the following was important when disagreeing with some one:
Be sure that your words are soft and sweet, on the off chance that you have to eat them.
Words to live by.
but my friends call me T.