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A true master uses...

by Arunbear (Parson)
on May 04, 2009 at 09:38 UTC ( #761685=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on A true master uses...

The Force
[bar] 91/12%
The Dark side
[bar] 45/6%
The Schwartz (mystical energy)
[bar] 44/6%
The Schwartz (technique)
[bar] 35/5%
TheSchwartz (module)
[bar] 14/2%
The source
[bar] 117/16%
The Little_grey_cells
[bar] 77/11%
Magic
[bar] 34/5%
strict, warnings, and friends
[bar] 223/30%
something else
[bar] 52/7%
732 total votes
Comment on A true master uses...
Re: A true master uses...
by fenLisesi (Priest) on May 04, 2009 at 10:22 UTC
    Sourcery.
Re: A true master uses...
by wfsp (Abbot) on May 04, 2009 at 10:38 UTC
    95% technique, 5% brute force

      "5% brute force" + really, really big, bad words..?

      I comment therefore I am (procrastinating elsewhere)..
Re: A true master uses...
by ELISHEVA (Prior) on May 04, 2009 at 10:45 UTC

    Greys and guts.

    A little bit of brain power, a little bit of courage, a little bit of intuition.

    Best, beth

      ... and lots of concentration, and being open to question your sanity now and then :-).
      A true master uses any skills ,experience, tools, or code he/she has at hand to accomplish what they want with a minimal effort, even if this means learning another programming/scripting language, to do so. With the exception of spaghetti code, documentation may be optional, though should still be highly encouraged.
Re: A true master uses...
by Gavin (Canon) on May 04, 2009 at 11:10 UTC
    ....utilises whatever tools are too hand.
Re: A true master uses...
by BrowserUk (Pope) on May 04, 2009 at 11:24 UTC
      ....it's not just apprentices that program in pseudo-java (I do like that expression - must use it at work to wind some of 'em up even more:-)) it is frequently, in my experience, ex-java programmers that are seemingly incapable &/or unwilling, of/to thinking in perl - witness Test::Unit to name but one...

      A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
Re: A true master uses...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on May 04, 2009 at 12:44 UTC
    ... the fear, weakness, and dark secrets of the inferior masses.

    Sincerely,
    Your Favorite National Political Entity

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: A true master uses...
by svenXY (Deacon) on May 04, 2009 at 13:06 UTC
    true means
Re: A true master uses...
by shmem (Canon) on May 04, 2009 at 14:16 UTC
    ...less for more
Re: A true master uses...
by Tux (Monsignor) on May 04, 2009 at 14:55 UTC

    ... slaves


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
      VI or VIM
Re: A true master uses...
by gokuraku (Monk) on May 04, 2009 at 15:55 UTC
    PERL_READLINE_NOWARN
Re: A true master uses...
by zentara (Archbishop) on May 04, 2009 at 16:15 UTC
      May the 4th be with you!
        and may the 5th be with you ...... both kinds...... Jack Daniels and the Amendment. :-)

        I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
        Old Perl Programmer Haiku
Re: A true master uses...
by bwigfield (Novice) on May 04, 2009 at 17:38 UTC
    I wonder if Magic would have gotten more votes if spelled "Magick"
      There are both "Magic" and "Magick" modules in Perl but there are more "Magic" 934 examples.
Re: A true master uses...
by hominid (Curate) on May 04, 2009 at 17:58 UTC
    ... leverage
Re: A true master uses...
by Anonymous Monk on May 05, 2009 at 06:37 UTC
    Whores
Re: A true master uses...
by Anonymous Monk on May 05, 2009 at 06:44 UTC
    Wang, Magic Wang
Re: A true master uses...
by why_bird (Pilgrim) on May 05, 2009 at 07:01 UTC
    Poirot does all my coding for me.
    why_bird
    ........
    Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
    -- Groucho Marx
    .......
      As soon as I saw the "little grey cells" reference, my vote was decided...

      ++Poirot!

        Although surely it should be "Ze leeetle grrey cells.."? ++Poirot, I concur!

        why_bird
        ........
        Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
        -- Groucho Marx
        .......
Re: A true master uses...
by cdarke (Prior) on May 05, 2009 at 09:03 UTC
Re: A true master uses...
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on May 05, 2009 at 09:48 UTC
    perldoc, some intuition & shedloads of commonsense...

    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
Re: A true master uses...
by targetsmart (Curate) on May 06, 2009 at 06:26 UTC
    brain, experience, strict, warnings, diagnostics, perldoc, cpan, perl -e, perl -d, perlmonks.com, google, expertise from friends, camel book, lots of perl books..
    this list grows, i limit myself to this.

    Vivek
    -- In accordance with the prarabdha of each, the One whose function it is to ordain makes each to act. What will not happen will never happen, whatever effort one may put forth. And what will happen will not fail to happen, however much one may seek to prevent it. This is certain. The part of wisdom therefore is to stay quiet.
Re: A true master uses...
by swampyankee (Parson) on May 06, 2009 at 19:42 UTC

    IC's resemble cells, and are made of (deliberately contaminated) silicon, which is, well, grey. Yes, I realize this is a trifle forced, but I've got too much time on my hands.


    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

Re: A true master uses...
by arkturuz (Curate) on May 07, 2009 at 12:17 UTC
Re: A true master uses...
by gok8000 (Scribe) on May 12, 2009 at 13:12 UTC
    ... anything
Re: A true master uses...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on May 13, 2009 at 14:02 UTC
    The hedge trimmers, a drill, ... and some ordinary household bleach. (Name that reference!)

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: A true master uses...
by wjw (Deacon) on May 13, 2009 at 17:13 UTC
    ..nothing at all.. all has been internalized and simply is, therefor nothing needs to be used.

    • ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
    • The Spice must flow...
    • ..by my will, and by will alone.. I set my mind in motion
Re: A true master uses...
by gregor42 (Parson) on May 13, 2009 at 17:27 UTC

    ...only that which is truly needed. No more, no less.



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: A true master uses...
by vitoco (Friar) on May 14, 2009 at 14:04 UTC
    -ne
Re: A true master uses...
by talexb (Canon) on May 15, 2009 at 14:10 UTC

    A hint to the developers of the future: Don't make trouble for yourself.

    If you skip using strict, but then your Perl program "doesn't work", you're not going to get much sympathy from anyone. The same thing applies to any language or tool you use. If you strip off the safety guards because "you know what you're doing" but you end up with a mysterious buffer overflow or a gouge in your arm, it's your own dang fault.

    Just do it right the first time, and remember -- there's nothing more permanent than a temporary solution.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: A true master uses...
by nimdokk (Vicar) on May 20, 2009 at 15:31 UTC
    a sonic screwdriver

      I beg to differ.

      The survey did not ask what the Doctor uses.

      Instead it asked what The Master Uses.



      Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: A true master uses...
by herveus (Parson) on May 21, 2009 at 11:59 UTC
    Howdy!

    Cowboy Neal

    yours,
    Michael
Re: A true master uses...
by spacepille (Acolyte) on May 22, 2009 at 04:28 UTC
    without the SOURCE we can't do anything... so we should take care of it in every moment of our life ;)
Re: A true master uses...
by FloydATC (Hermit) on May 25, 2009 at 06:46 UTC
    vi
Re: A true master uses...
by MrJohnes (Initiate) on May 27, 2009 at 07:50 UTC
    The force of the source is what keeps us going... MrJohnes
Re: A true master uses...
by chexmix (Hermit) on May 27, 2009 at 21:44 UTC
    Wild Root Cream Oil, Chaaaaarrlie!
Re: A true master uses...
by AI Cowboy (Sexton) on May 28, 2009 at 02:55 UTC

    I think that a true master uses "strict, warnings and friends" because with strict and warnings, you can make your Perl code perlfect and it will be nice and neat. with friends, you stay sane, happy, and have a constant source of entertainment and joy :D

    s/depression/happiness/i;

Re: A true master uses...
by spacebat (Beadle) on May 30, 2009 at 05:37 UTC
    Ostensibly, the True Lisp Nature.
    Really, the True Master hacks most of it up in Perl.
Re: A true master uses...
by perliff (Monk) on May 31, 2009 at 08:15 UTC
    perl with secret herbs

    ----------------------

    "with perl on my side"

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