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Re^2: "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl

by McDarren (Abbot)
on Dec 04, 2005 at 15:30 UTC ( #513962=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl

++ What a great analogy, and an excellent write-up!!
As monks, we should recognize that ignorance of better technique is part of the learning process, and we should tune our responses to questions to help the questioner learn at a level they can absorb, not demonstrate our mastery of better techniques. These are not always the same thing.

Very well said!

I can relate to this, because as Perl novice I often find that some responses to questions that I have asked have gone completely over my head. And I'll also admit that I sometimes fall victim to the trap of trying to be too "clever" in response to a posted question. (heh.. although at my level of competence - tying to look clever almost inevitably makes me look downright dumb)

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