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Re^2: Reading too much into it?

by grep (Monsignor)
on Jun 20, 2009 at 19:27 UTC ( #773281=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Reading too much into it?
in thread Reading too much into it?

it's about a (perceived) lack of effort

I guess that's my point. We know about CPAN and how to search it. Does he? Is the perceived lack of effort really a lack of effort, or the fact that we know about CPAN and we are looking at it that way?

I agree the question was worded badly. But couldn't his 'help' request mean 'Can you show where I can find this out?'. Can't we give the benefit of the doubt?

As a test I googled 'perl sort XML' and this was the first link. I think we can all agree that it is not the least bit helpful.

grep
One dead unjugged rabbit fish later...


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Re^3: Reading too much into it?
by ikegami (Pope) on Jun 20, 2009 at 19:36 UTC

    We know about CPAN and how to search it. Does he?

    Yes, I'm sure he knows how to use a search engine. Google searches CPAN and PerlMonks.

    As a test I googled 'perl sort XML' and this was the first link.

    You seriously only expect 5s of effort?

      No, I don't expect 5 seconds of effort. But that may not be the only factor. A new perl user reading that 1st link from google would be completely confused.

      I guess my post is coming off a little too 'Kum Ba Yah'. It's not meant that way. It's meant to self-evaluation and self-service. If we keep smacking down real new interest in perl then where will we be? Is what we are perceiving in the OP real laziness? or is it frustration? I don't know (in this case) to a good degree of certainty. So I say default to, thinking these new users are frustrated and take the opportunity expand perl's user base.

      grep
      One dead unjugged rabbit fish later...

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