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Re: Reducing the number of nodes that have the same question as last week

by scottstef (Curate)
on Feb 10, 2002 at 14:40 UTC ( #144466=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Reducing the number of nodes that have the same question as last week

This is a problem that has caused gripes since the begining of online forums/mailinglists/newsgroups/irc channels. Most of these newbies haven't learned how to use the documentation available to them, or they probably would not be asking such questions. Learning to use perl's documentation to me is a core competency for newbies to learn in their journey to learn the language. Respoding to the newbies question with an example of hey super search would have given you this... or perldoc some function would have had an example of this, usually will get a newbie to learn to lean on included documentation. Until they get to that point, there will always be a certain number of questions that will make the oldtimers think "how don't they know that?' and the newbie themselves will review these posts a few month's later and say "wow, I can't believe I didn't know that."

Scott "have been flamed numerous times to RTFM" stef

"The social dynamics of the net are a direct consequence of the fact that nobody has yet developed a Remote Strangulation Protocol." -- Larry Wall

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[shmem]: Lady_Aleena: what editor are you using, on what platform?
[Lady_Aleena]: shmem, geany on Debian jessie.
[shmem]: some experience with vim?
[Lady_Aleena]: None
[shmem]: I don't know geany, and don't know whether it has support for ctags.
[Lady_Aleena]: ctags?
[shmem]: ctags is a program which (recursively) extracts the symbols from source and stores them in a one-file database. This allows you to query the locations where these symbols (e.g. a subroutine name) are used anywhere in the source code tree...
[shmem]: ...from inside the editor.
[shmem]: apt-get install exuberant-ctags
[Lady_Aleena]: I think I heard vim has a big learning curve.

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