|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
The Community is Greater...by samizdat (Vicar)
|on Apr 26, 2005 at 13:15 UTC||Need Help??|
I'm in awe of the way the community (here) creates a forum which is greater than the sum of its parts.
Take, for example, these three threads:
Diff between heap and stack
How to have a subroutine return an undefined hash
Dynamically Building Variable Names
In the first, each succeeding reply refines the earlier posts, adding depth and value.
In the second, a lowly friar (yours truly) offers a solution that works, but a more senior monk cautions that it is no longer the best solution... and shows a better way within minutes of the first response.
In the third case, said same lowly friar shows the questioner how to do what he wants to do even as everybody else tells him why he shouldn't want to do it.
Long live successive approximation!
Long Live PerlMonks.org! :D