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Re: Convincing co-workers to learn Perl

by perrin (Chancellor)
on Mar 26, 2003 at 16:43 UTC ( #245990=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Convincing co-workers to learn Perl

They haven't learned it because they haven't needed it. Next time they need it, instead of doing the work for them, help them learn how to do it themselves.


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Re: Re: Convincing co-workers to learn Perl
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Mar 26, 2003 at 17:52 UTC

    I think it might be hard to convince them to do this if they are under a tight time constraint. It would be faster and more reliable to have Limbic~Region do the script rather than try to teach them Perl to do a script. At least, that's how I would think that they would look at it...

      Of course they would rather just have him do it. And that's when you go from being just another guy on the tech team to an incredibly useful employee and mentor by saying "Why don't I come over to your desk and we'll work on it together in Perl?" or "You can do this in Perl with a hash and a foreach loop. Take a look at this example in Learning Perl. Why don't you give it a try?" That's how I learned Perl.

        Ahh, I see what you're saying now. I had visions of him refusing to help with a script -- "No, I'm not going to write that script. You can learn to do it yourself!" And somehow I don't think that'd fly too well... :)

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