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Re: What is "aggressive" argument?

by luis.roca (Deacon)
on Oct 31, 2010 at 02:35 UTC ( #868535=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What is "aggressive" argument?

BrowserUK,

First, I appreciate the fact you are asking the community what in your posts is being picked up as aggressiveness. That, in and of itself, speaks volumes for the Monastery and the Perl community. It really is one of the top three reasons I chose to learn Perl.

Now, I'm a beginner. I'm not a programmer by trade. I'm a graphic designer that learned HTML, CSS then putzed around with PHP for a while before coming to Perl. The point is I have NO idea what forking or threading (let alone iThreads) are and which side I'm supposed to be on. But I could tell by both of your definitions of aggressiveness — you were on the aggressive side. OK, so what, it happens.

Your post reminded me of when, about this time last year, I decided I wanted to pick up a blues harmonica. I'm not very musical. I wanted something that was creative, outside my comfort zone and I could totally stink at without a care in the world. So, I started researching harmonicas.

Believe it or not their are absolute holy wars when it comes to the best blues harmonica. Their is the Lee Oskar camp and the Marine Band Special 20 camp. Some of the threads and comments thrown back and forth would surprise you even for internet standards. I might have been put off if I didn't find it so completely silly.

At the end of the day, is it really worth the time and effort? I've grown to dislike using Adobe software even though Illustrator was my bread and butter for years (I still work in it). There's alot to complain about but — why? I've thought of posting/commenting on a few of the topics and even have a few short essays archived away that never saw the light of a form's text box. After you've written a post in your text editor let it sit there for an hour or two. Go back and you'll find you may not even recognize the person who wrote it.

P.S. Sorry about your teeth. Next time, please keep your hands up and a stiff foot to the back of the knee of your laptop's(or purse, bag, etc.) admirer should do the trick.

P.S.S I bought a Lee Oskar and I stink :)


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