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Re^3: RFC: Tutorial: use strict; now what!?

by RedElk (Hermit)
on Feb 09, 2012 at 14:32 UTC ( #952731=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: RFC: Tutorial: use strict; now what!?
in thread RFC: Tutorial: use strict; now what!?

That's cute.

But, I'm not sure you got my point. The way you employ the ubiquitous "we" and "us" in your tutorial sounds like you're talking down to your reader. Not the right tone, in my opinion.

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Re^4: RFC: Tutorial: use strict; now what!?
by Xiong (Hermit) on Feb 09, 2012 at 20:29 UTC

    Sorry; we don't agree.

    I'm not the guy you kill, I'm the guy you buy. —Michael Clayton
Re^4: RFC: Tutorial: use strict; now what!?
by educated_foo (Vicar) on Feb 09, 2012 at 14:46 UTC
    Talking down to the reader is broadly accepted on this site. It's the Free Software business model: you can't get paid for giving advice here, but by providing code or advice, you can earn the privilege of condescending to or verbally abusing people. See the linux-kernel mailing list or the #perl IRC channel for more examples.
      That really is quite funny, but surely the point of this tutorial is to attract new users not to exercise your (well earned) privileges. Though I don't have a problem with 'we' and 'us', all in it together and all that.

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