|P is for Practical|
Once apon a time we used to a get a lot of students in here asking us to help with/do their homework. More often then not the questions were poorly posed, of a boring subject, or just plain old showed no effort at all and were flamed or reaped or whatever to death. But even still somewhat regularly we would get an interesting question, well prepared and showing effort on the behalf of the requestors. It seems to me that these questions spurred on the monastery to examine new angles and to open our minds to new ideas far beyond what the origianl questions were originaly about.
But these days we dont seem to get these kind of questions anymore. Maybe its just that I've been too busy (of late ive been here far less than previously), maybe its that im just getting crusty because ive been here so long or that its because im now more knowledgable about perl and as such the questions arent as interesting. I dont know. On that angle i'd be interested in hearing what other monks think, both new and old.
But also, I kinda wonder if maybe there might be a solution to my dilemna. Theres lots of academic monks here, i know who some of you are and I know theres more lurking. I wonder if maybe occasionally you could find it in yourselves to post "un-homework" questions that explore interesitng aspects of perl and of computing in general. Kind of like a cross word, or a golf, but without such extreme constraints. I know that I for one would appreciate it if you did.
<Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...