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Re: AUTHORS DO NOT SEE ANY OF THIS

by Tanktalus (Canon)
on May 20, 2005 at 03:31 UTC ( #458847=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to AUTHORS DO NOT SEE ANY OF THIS
in thread Module::Build users -- please use the "traditional" create_makefile_pl option

I disagree. Perlmonks can be a bug report if the author happens to be a monk, and happens to have the time to look at it. YMMV. TMTOWTDI. TTFN.

PS: it's called "attitude". You can be positive or you can be negative. There's no requirement to be positive and a pushover. Not that there's a requirement to be positive. But not only will it help you get what you want (bug reports in a place you can keep track of it), it may get you stuff that you'd really like (help, patches), and it surely will help your blood pressure. Calm down already!


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Re^2: AUTHORS DO NOT SEE ANY OF THIS
by jZed (Prior) on May 20, 2005 at 03:54 UTC
    I agree with you on the need to calm down. But I also agree with schwern's point about rt.cpan and dedicated mailing lists - those and private mail are the only places you can really count on an author seeing the input. I think the way you (Tanktalus) approached it in the node you cited was the best way to do it - you said (paraphrasing) "I've found a problem but I'm not sure which module it applies to, does any monk have some wisdom? If not I'll send a bug report to the author." You were using PerlMonks to its full advantage, gathering the collective wisdom, but you also realized that if you couldn't find an answer here, the right thing to do (for yourself and for me, as the module author) was to contact the module author.

    I was going to stay out of this particular thread, but since I'm here anyway, just let me say to schwern: a) thanks for all of the fantastic work you've done and the many contributions you've made to the Perl community and b) chill out dude, no use getting *your* blood pressure up just because some people like to whinge. (also, it's harder to see the difference between a whinge and valid feedback when your blood pressure is up.)

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