is there a section here where I could post a script and have interested/bored people help me improve it? It's working as intended but I would like to escape the "self-taught-nastyness" and improve my overall understanding and scripting style.
It is lengthy (alltogether ~1k relevant lines) which is why I didn't post it right away.
Apologies if this is the entirely wrong place for something like that.
I try to make a point to change my tabs to spaces before I copy over code, but I notice that code that fits in a standard 80-wide tty-size window still wraps. it seems to wrap at 70 columns, yet width-wise, it only takes the left 2/3rds of the column.
Is it possible to make the width of that be at least a standard 80 chars? Better -- would be a settable width in user options and the option of whether to wrap it on display or provide a horizontal scroll bar...
But the 80 char-wide default window seems like it would be
really useful, since that's the lowest normal size terminal
width. Is that possible?
Whenever I go the forums of seekers of wisdom, the font size is so small I can barely read it. It's like size 4. Is there a setting I need to change somewhere to make the text larger? All the other websites I go to are normal?
I love it when a program comes together - jdhannibal
The ctrl+ worked. I can read again!
LOL...I had to copy and paste your post into word just to read it!
I've played around with the links some, I think these are shortest possible, and unlike direct links to preview, you get some metadata about the section you're posting in ( akin to Where should I post X? )
Do they -- knowingly -- (continue) to cede authority to Tye or did he inherit his "authority" purely as an accident of those above named (former?) Gods, by dint of longevity alone?
And if so, should we -- collectively, the constant, responsive, backbone of PerlMonks - continue to accept his caprice over how, and why, and what, and when, happens and is possible, and should be acceptable, here at the Monastery?
Copy, amend to taste and and paste: Yes: [ ]; No: [ ]; Don't know: [ ]; Don't care: [ ]?
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
Often on PerlMonks I see posts, asking for some help, with a requirement for perl minimum version (i.e. "perl 5.8.8+" or "perl 5.10+", or "any perl above 5.8" etc).
What surprise me is that people still trying to advice to "upgrade perl" again and again. Why??
Advice to upgrade perl comes from wrong assumption that:
There is only one instance where this code supposed to work.
That's often not true.
Cases where there is only one instance where code should work:
1) You are the only user of your own code. You hack it for yourself.
2) It's a webdevelopment and there is just single instance of web application (I am not talking about single server vs cluster, I am talking about case when
you develop one site somesite.com, but not a web framework, not a software-as-service to be installed on your clients machines)
Cases when there are many instances of your code (i.e. when your code have users):
1) You are developing CPAN distribution
2) You are developing standalone application
And it's not an option to ask your users to upgrade perl.
Imaging that all the software that you use (say, under Linux) suddenly change install instruction and and ask you to install "rvm", "virtualenv", "perlbrew", upgrade
Glib and GCC, and install certain versions of Python, Ruby and Perl into virtual environments.
If no one would be allowed to run system, vendor, perl, perl would be already dead.
And yes, about "unsupported" perl versions. Most verndor perl versions are unsupported (well, they supposed to be supported by vendors)
Conclusion: Please, don't suggest to upgrade perl if you see that there are clear requirements about *range* of perl versions in the post.
tl;dr pmdev, where can one download Perlmonks, at least the content part of it? This is a prerequisite for volunteers to write the next generation Web interface.
Background: Corion told me in the chatterbox a while ago that the hurdle to publishing the source is that there are sec vulns lurking. He proposed that it needs some auditing first. I have the feeling that's never going to happen.
I realise that just forgoing goobs of code is extremely foolish, yet a clean slate is also a chance to execute on new features of which tye said earlier attempt did not follow through - no wonder, the hurdles to entry are just too high as is.
Even if my idea never bears fruits, a downloadable copy is still valuable for institutions like Archive Team or as a safe-guard against Pair, PM's generous host, turning neglectful or evil.
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You've been here 3 excruciating years.
Now blow out your candles before the wax gets on the frosting.
I don't mean to offend anyone here. And I know this is not a Perl question, but it is a question regarding PerlMonks.org.
I really wonder: why is the design of the site still so ugly and now so outdated? It's something that truly amazes me. I can just imagine how many people here has more than excelent qualifications (and perfectly good will) to rebuild the entire place into something really attractive, readable, mobile compatible and most of all, something that such an important place deserves.
I also tried looking for a similar question on Google but I found nothing. Maybe I didn't search for the right keywords.
This is one of the few places I currently don't like having to read, much less when it's about reading code. I find it exhausting even now that clear type is standar on web broswers. If I must read a large block of code here, I really need to put a zoom of 25% or 50% - or I just copy the entire thing and paste it on my editor so I can read it comfortably.
And then I really wonder, time after time: why is it so ugly and outdated still? Is it that no one wants to put work into it? That I could believe even less.
Before I posted this question, I thought: well, maybe it's just about making a great CSS over the existing HTML, which aparently has simple divs, headers and spans. So I looked at the source code... oh my God - the HTML is almost as old as this website. It's still using <font> tags, for crying out loud! The only thing that could make it look older is if it was all uppercase.
Again... I'm really not trying to make this offensive in anyway. It just amazes me and makes me wonder: Why?
when I post more than just a little snippet, but e.g. a full working function or module, how is the copyright of this material? Is it automatically a Perl like license? Or something different? Do I own the copyright?
I am a relative new-comer to perl and perlmonks. Having received valuable advice from monks on various perl issues, I try in turn to make an honest and genuine effort to help others, when I feel I can contribute to a question.
While contributing in this way, I have had useful feedback from several monks when my suggestions in reply to questions are in someway deficient, or better alternative approaches exist. This feedback is really valuable to me, because it helps me learn faster.
I understand in this respect why negative voting could be useful. For example, it would be useful for an original poster, or someone searching for threads on a previous topic, to be aware that a particular reply was felt to be good or bad by the general voting population.
I'm not so sure about the usefulness of anonymous negative voting without feedback. Particularly for someone like me starting out, knowing that an anonymous person doesn't like my reply isn't very helpful to me by itself. And I find that the negative votes I've had are generally without feedback. This also seems to me to be of little use to the general readership, who can't see that a post has been voted negatively (or positively), unless they have votes themselves, and want to vote on the post, just to see the score.
Would it be a better system if either the current vote tally on all posts was visible to all users? Or at least that if someone feels compelled to vote a post down, they should give some reason as to why? Surely, that would help people learn faster generally?
Recently I added a feature for our forum at http://www.perl-community.de.
The forum is threaded like perlmonks.
However, in long discussions, when there are a lot of new articles, you still can lose track.
You can click on an author, and it will automatically scroll to the selected article.
When a scroll event happens, the currently visible articles in the window are marked in the mini navigation with a grey bar.