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Is PM a good place to get answers for homework?

by SiteDocClan
on Mar 18, 2003 at 04:22 UTC ( #243874=sitefaqlet: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Is PerlMonks a good place to get answers for homework?

Many questions posed to the monastery get shot down with a summary "Do your own homework!"

But, in general, monks will refuse to produce the goods in response to a homework-type question. Some reasons are:

  • They think that you would learn more by doing it yourself.
  • They are insulted because you think that your time is more valuable than theirs.
  • They think that you are showing disrespect for the effort which they have put into learning what they know by asking for the answers to be handed to you.
  • They do not want to be a part of someone else's (possible or perceived) dishonorable conduct.

On the other hand, most monks will not mind helping you with your homework, provided that you:

  1. Indicate up front that it is a homework assignment;
  2. Show everything you've tried so far;
  3. Ask specific questions for help getting over specific hurdles.

Rather than post a request for help with homework, try some of the following ways to work it out yourself.

  • Get some Perl books. O'Reilly books are highly rated, for example.
  • Go to http://perldoc.perl.org/ to read the Perl documentation on line.
  • Use perldoc to read the Perl documentation on your own system.
  • Use Super Search to find how other people have solved similar problems.
  • Look in Tutorials for articles which cover your problem area.

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