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Re^3: Far More than Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Prototypes in Perl -- by Tom Christiansen

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon)
on Oct 04, 2010 at 02:31 UTC ( #863225=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Far More than Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Prototypes in Perl -- by Tom Christiansen
in thread Far More than Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Prototypes in Perl -- by Tom Christiansen

Yes, and accordingly I thank liverpole for re-posting this excellent and historic tchrist article.

Maybe I've become worn down by the relentless drive to "get it done fast, no time for reading" mentality that seems to be becoming more commonplace nowadays. People asking where is the "business value" in mastering Perl subtleties and intricacies in depth. Sadly, it is only rarely I come across a youngster with enough passion to read the tchrist article above. It happened just the other day though, with a new graduate. :)


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Re^4: Far More than Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Prototypes in Perl -- by Tom Christiansen
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 04, 2010 at 02:55 UTC

    I'm no "youngster", and I like to read. I'm fascinated by Perl's details. But I've never made it to the end of that article.

    At the severe risk of being the pot: 'e don' arf go on!

    To his credit, "Far more" is absolute truth.


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Re^4: Far More than Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Prototypes in Perl -- by Tom Christiansen
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Oct 05, 2010 at 15:07 UTC
    It seems to me that if they are naturally curious and enthusiastic about what they're learning, they will find some way to learn about it regardless of deadlines, policies, and frenetic environments.

    Accordingly, keep some red meat around to toss their way whenever they appear to be hungry.

    The alternative, telling them to stop wasting their time, causes more harm than good and probably will be ignored.

    (speaking in general terms, not specifically about you or your workplace)

    Cheers,
    Matt

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