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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??


in reply to Re: Why Perl Monks Works for Me
in thread Why Perl Monks Works for Me

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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[ambrus]: (Also a lot of manual intervention by two or three other co-workers, who do other parts of the process.)
[ambrus]: Some of the manual part is unavoidable, but not all.
[choroba]: LanX was there a way to recover the numbers from the remaining information?
[Corion]: LanX: Ow ;)
Discipulus manual work: i just tell the same to my boss: every time the quick solution is to assign some manual data entry task to my group.. because we have not direct access to many databases here..
[LanX]: point is: in high speed trade each bank has to remember what he has to get from the others... so dresdner got billed for losses but couldn't claim gains
Discipulus is this the IT?
[Corion]: Discipulus: Well, in many cases it doesn't make sense to build an interface and complicated program just to enter 20 rows into a database ;) But yes, automating data imports should pay off in the long run
[LanX]: Choroba: this happened before I joined, was still in uni, but my boss was summoned to the CEO of the second biggest German bank at that time and could only say " I told them its not ready" ;)

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