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Re: code-sharing at work.

by bluto (Curate)
on Mar 23, 2005 at 21:11 UTC ( #441890=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to code-sharing at work.

If you want people to change their behavior, you pretty much have to use pain (e.g. management dictates terms) or pleasure (you have to be able to persuade your coworkers that what you are proposing will benefit them). I think this depends greatly on the perceived risk involved as well as the personalities. For example, are your change-resistant coworkers managing a mission critical database that "works fine" as-is? Are they set in their ways (e.g. over 40 :-)?

You basically have to know what they like and fear and come up with a set of goals/changes they can live with. Some folks are stubborn and won't live with anything you suggest -- I work with folks that tend to be much smarter than I am, and personally nice, but they don't change work habits easily.

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Re^2: code-sharing at work.
by geekgrrl (Pilgrim) on Mar 23, 2005 at 21:17 UTC
    Pain isn't going to work around here. There isn't any person who can tell all of the coders how it will be. Any change will have to be by consensus of all the coders, or at least a majority of them. So i guess pleasure is the key here...

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choroba's discovered two instances of a weird animal in the code at work: \@$var
[Eily]: hum, tied scalar, generates a new array when derefed ? :D
[Corion]: choroba: Ah, when doing a shallow copy, I prefer [ @$var ] - I think \@$var might return the same reference instead of a reference to a fresh copy
[Corion]: perl -wle "my $ar = [1,2,3]; my $br=\@$ar; print qq($ar / $br)" confirms this to me

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