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Re^6: Common Perl Pitfalls

by Joe_ (Beadle)
on Apr 10, 2012 at 23:43 UTC ( #964423=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Common Perl Pitfalls
in thread Common Perl Pitfalls

Writing a meditation titled Common Perl Pitfalls suggests otherwise.

Thanks for your informative notes.
I just wanted to comment on this particular statement. Please read the very first paragraph in the original node: I don't claim to be a Perl expert in any way. In fact, a lot of your replies are a bit over my head at the moment.
I was hoping to start a friendly exchange of common Perl experiences between novices and veterans (and I thought that's what you were doing, too). Was I wrong to come here? Is the Meditations section only for gurus, then?

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Re^7: Common Perl Pitfalls
by JavaFan (Canon) on Apr 10, 2012 at 23:52 UTC
    Is the Meditations section only for gurus, then?
    No, but if you title a post Common Perl Pitfalls, you're implying you're a bit past novice. You got to have at least a bit of experience before you can distinguish the "common pitfall" from the "this is a mistake I once made".

      "Here are The most common Perl pitfalls" is certainly one of the things that one might expect to find upon reading a node titled "Common Perl Pitfalls". Other such reasonably expected contents include, IMHO, "What are some common Perl pitfalls?" and "Here are pitfalls that I most commonly trip over with Perl".

      If you fail to read or understand or remember the first paragraph of the node which rather explicitly clarifies what the title is referring to and decide the best coarse of action is to chide the author for claiming expert status, then you might just be a blowhard. At least, I find that conclusion to be rather better justified than your conclusion.

      - tye        

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[hippo]: Make it an option?
[Corion]: hippo: Yes, but I'm not sure that it's even worth the effort of implementing it at all...
[Corion]: You'll only ever need that option if you have a long-running query whose results are not cached by your DB already, and in those cases I presume that the programmer will want to maintain the temporary tables themselves - I wouldn't know when to drop ...
[Corion]: ... the temporary tables, and also don't have a good idea on how to create unique table names for them
[hippo]: OIC. In that case leave it out but invite feature requests and see if any of the users suggest it. :-)
[Corion]: Talking about this makes me realize that it's likely only a half useful idea. But it still would be convenient to have as an option...

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