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Re: Do not feed the trolls...

by Wassercrats
on May 08, 2004 at 17:45 UTC ( #351736=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Do not feed the trolls...

I've seen so much undeserved criticism (to put it mildly) and downvotes in this thread and others that it got me thinking whether I really want to help these people with free software. My apologies to the exceptions.

I think I'll be forgetting about the module and turning my script into a commercial product with a GUI. It will easily and by default record the value of all variables for each iteration of every loop in a script, in addition to the values at any other user-defined point in the script, and display them in the form of:

time 11:11 line 111 Loop: for (x=0; x<y; x++) Variable Value Iteration -------- --------- --------- $var1 val var 1 1 $var1 val var 1 2 $var2 val var 2 1 $var2 val var 2 2

It will have numerous display options and even the option to use Xref for more information, but with slower operation and more memory usage.

Too much of the Perl community has taken away my desire to be one of you and contribute. There's too much of a "use strict" type attitude here. I might still contribute something besides commercial software, but it won't feel the same and probably won't be significant.

Suggestion: you can't make someone wise beyond their years, so the school-kid level responses aren't completely avoidable, but off-topic restrictions should be more strictly enforced and there should be a recommendation that unsolicited criticism, particularly of style, be polite and limited.


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Re: Re: Do not feed the trolls...
by exussum0 (Vicar) on May 08, 2004 at 18:03 UTC
    You should write something, not because it can or will ever be popular.. but because you like it. It's up toyou to distrib. people advise you so that it can be better, or more useful. it's up to you to accept the advice. Then again, if i followed everyone's advice, i'd hate coding all the time CGI.pm suffers from this in some ways.

    (Note, stolen from myself from the CB, so deja vu ;)

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