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Re^2: Why Perl Monks Works for Me

by Andrew_Levenson (Hermit)
on Dec 05, 2006 at 20:28 UTC ( #587972=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I suppose it is, hmm...
I feel foolish when I ask questions of a trivial class, when everyone seems to be pushing the limits of specialized areas of the language.

Maybe I tend to feel that way because when I was new here, I was new to everything related to it as well, but near all of the newbies that came after me have a strong footing elsewhere?

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Re^3: Why Perl Monks Works for Me
by webfiend (Vicar) on Dec 05, 2006 at 22:18 UTC
    I feel foolish when I ask questions of a trivial class, when everyone seems to be pushing the limits of specialized areas of the language.

    I think you've hit on exactly why I rarely post questions unless I'm just dying to know. I know for a fact that at least 90% of the things I want to ask can be answered by perldoc, google, or Super Search. And on top of that, at least 95% of the answers I can give have already been given by the time I read the question. So most of my posts (actual percentage unknown) involve navel-gazing in the Meditations section.

    I'm not saying it's good or bad, that's just how I end up doing things here.

      I know for a fact that at least 90% of the things I want to ask can be answered by perldoc, google, or Super Search.

      Thats generally true yes, but sometimes asking a group of experienced people is still better. For instance they may know your skill set and be able to steer you in a direction that pure research wouldn't take you. I mean thats basically what school in general is about, just a refinement of that basic principle. A library alone is a fine thing, but a library connected to a university full of profs willing to answer your questions and give advice is much much better.

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Re^3: Why Perl Monks Works for Me
by f00li5h (Chaplain) on Dec 14, 2006 at 09:17 UTC

    I'm sure that you always have something to offer, even if it's just commic releif ... that's what most of my posts are (it's a self defense mechinism mostly), that and the content of $thing_i_just_read - which is generally something merlyn wrote years ago anyway

    @_=qw; ask f00li5h to appear and remain for a moment of pretend better than a lifetime;;s;;@_[map hex,split'',B204316D8C2A4516DE];;y/05/os/&print;

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