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Re: a proposal for a new section on PerlMonks for a wtf section

by ww (Bishop)
on Sep 28, 2005 at 17:54 UTC ( #495847=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to a proposal for a new section on PerlMonks

On the one hand, bogo_sort algorithm examples with REALLY CLEAR and ACCURATE reply nodes could have a lot of value...
...but on the other, I'm concerned that a wtf section could be overpopulated with nodes mis-categorized by those (like me) with insufficient CS expertise to correctly ID a "weird, inappropriate" algorithm... or to distinguish between "strange code" and that that's been golfed; represents a style with which the reader is unfamiliar, etc.

And on the (customary) third hand, if implemented, I would suggest every node granted the honor of wtf membership should display with a very ^H^H^H^H^H VERY prominent identification, lest it be mistaken for "good" code or algorithm... and that its progeny be similarly rendered with a note (lest it be unclear, in some cases) that the node is response to perceived example of wtf

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