A few people in PerlMonks are voting on code that they have not run themselves.
I don't think that solutions qualify as 'elegant' if they do not work.
I write this after testing some
code myself and finding that even though eight people
gave a positive vote to the node, the code did not work. The code ran and did not
have any errors, but it clearly did not produce anything even like the expected output.
In short, it was flat out wrong.
I don't have a problem with code that has a typo. Perl will typically issue a warning
provided you use strict. Also, code that does not work in every case is fine as at least
it works in the intended fashion. But if you post something that simply does not work I
don't think you deserve XP for it.
So, if you have voted on something recently that had code and you did not actually try and run the code, why didn't you?
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janitored by ybiC: Retitle from "Why vote if it doesn't work?"